Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Bees Galore

Beaded Bees on brusho dyed fabric with stitched hexagons

Close up of beaded bee
So as promised here are some images of my current project that I've been working on.

I've been recently looking a bees and inside of the hive, especially the honeycombl, where the teserlated combs, hold larvi and honey.

These samples include experimenting with brusho on fabric and mixed in with glue to create the colours found inside of the honey comb.

I also looked at beads to make the bees, although, a simplified version of the bee, I think they work well as a fun little bee embellishment that can be added to work.
Close up of beaded bee

The initial bees used a combination of seed beads for the body, covered by petite beads for the strips, petite beads were again used for the wings, with a faected 4mm bead for the head.

I developed this further by increasing the size of the bees, by using size 6 pebble beads for the body, covering those with seed beads for the strips and also using the seed beads for wings. I used the faected bead for the head once again. This created the Queen Bee for the hive.
Beaded 'Queen Bee' close up

So until next time, happy bee hunting!!!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Home Sweet Home

The current project that I'm working on is a live brief for MIMA. Out of the several theme possibilities I choose Home Sweet Home as my project title.
I am currently working towards developing my final outcomes for this project and have decided to look at Bee Hives as part of animal habitats, although, I could have chosen a better time of year to study bees...
Stay tuned for images that will follow ....

“"That buzzing-noise means something. If there's a buzzing noise, somebody's making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you're a bee. ....
And the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey.....
And the only reason for making honey is so as I can eat it." So he began to climb the tree.”
~ Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


Welcome to my blog! My name is Jeni, and I'm currently studying on an FDA Applied Arts course, in the North East of England.
This blog will hopefully document my progress throughout the Applied Art course, with a little extra from previous courses.
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'Til next time