Pine Needle Sculpture
Vicky Nickelson, Instructor
Dates: May 17th – 19th, 2019 (9am-4pm)
Materials Fee: $0
It’s a Set! A unique cuff bracelet coiled with pine needles and embellished with beads. We will utilize a wire form and wrap it with artificial sinew, using the double button hole stitch. Pine needles are then coiled around it using the wheat and fern stitch. The beads will be added using the fagoting stitch. To complement our unique bracelet, we will make a spectacular Pine Needle Pendant. The pendant is created in a similar fashion. Applying the double button hole stitch around a plastic ring, coiling with pine needles and beads. But wait! To finish off our set we need Earrings. Our earrings will be a smaller version of our pendant. All set to go……
Bio : Pine Needle baskets and jewelry are my passion. I have organized, participated, demonstrated and taught in several parts of the United States. I am responsible for coordinating the Coiling Convergence in Kent, Washington. My baskets have many awards, including the Grand Champion at the Western Washington State Fair. I am the author of: Nature’s Touch; Basketry By Hand from Pine Needles and Gourds. It is available on Amazon.