A few weeks ago, after seeing a show at my local art center and coming home completely inspired, I tried my hand at mixed media collage. Yeah, the outcome was mixed alright. It was a mixed-up mess. I'm talkin' fugly. I nearly pitched the entire idea of collage when it occurred to me that paper might not be the best choice for me.
Beads, I decided, were the way to go. With my beading supplies before me, I set to work. I chose my preferred colors and started stringing. Arranging them on my 'paper canvas', I decided they needed a little added interest. The beading wire was there, so I grabbed it. To make it curly, I wrapped it around an 1/8" dowel and then stretched it a bit. The pictures here are of my second attempt.
This is a picture my first attempt. I'm rather pleased with the outcome of both, and I can seem making more bead & wire collages in the future!