Blurbs from the life of Portland bead artist, Esther Liberman
June 1, 2016
This is my latest work, created for an online beading challenge to do something that includes an eye. How could I NOT participate??
I haven't done any bead embroidery in awhile, but this Hamsa wall-hanging was a pleasure to work on, and flowed pretty easily once I got started. It's about 5" x 6", beaded on stiff interfacing, and backed with ultra-suede. The beadwork was very loosely planned, with most choices being made as I went along. Materials include stone, glass, metal, crystal, shell, and pearls.
I completed a lot of it during my recent trip to Seattle, so it evokes that feeling when I look at it.
My questions now are:
- Hanger or frame?
- Sell it or keep it?
- How much can i charge for 30-40 hours of work?
High-quality problems, right?
P.S. The underlying Hamsa shape and lotus-flower idea came from a free clip-art graphic by Rebecca Davidson.