Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gourd Jewelry Creation

Ring, Abidjan, made of gourd, paperclay, metal leaf; hand fabricated. Measurements: 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.

Ring design by Sala Faruq. Photos by Sala Faruq. Copyright © 2010 by Sala Faruq. All rights reserved.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gourd Growing Diary Revisted

A friend gave me some green miniature bottle gourds, so all is not lost. I do get to experience the drying process even though I did not have any success in growing gourds. According to my research, this process is going to take patience. It could take months for the gourds to dry completely and be ready for crafting.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Work Featured on SNAG's Website

My bracelet, Ahmadu, is featured on the homepage of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) website. Check it out at If you do not see my bracelet right away, wait a minute or two. The images rotate within each of the three cubbyholes. My image is in the cubbyhole on the left.

Bracelet, Ahmadu, made of gourd and metal leaf. Measurements: 2 1/2 x 4 x 4 inches. 2007. Jewelry design by Sala Faruq. Photo by Sala Faruq. Copyright © 2007 by Sala Faruq. All rights reserved.