Saturday, March 19, 2011

One more pair of Gauntlet Gloves!

Going thru photos today, I found another pair of gauntlet gloves I made and forgot about, so didn't add them to the last post.   Probably due to the fact, in all honesty, that gauntlet gloves are something I really don't like making much.  Maybe because they are difficult to sew, or that they are difficult to fit.  Hard to make them right.

In fact I can use the work "hate" to make them, unless I am in the right mind to do so.  To prove that point, several years ago I had a proposal from a very important art collector that wanted me to make 24 pairs of gauntlet gloves.  Each one different and of my own art choice.  And I turned it down.  I still don't know if that was a smart move, as I would have had a good year, year and a half of steady work and probably a museum show and book out of it in the end.   But I just could not suffer the fact of making a total of 48 sewn and beaded hands.   But if ones does not like the art one is asked to do, then don't do it.  Life is too short.

And soon, under the suggestion of a friend, I will hopefully have all these Blog posts categorized under each type of item.  Its a bit of a search to look for specific types of items in this Blog as I have quite a few works up.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011


While I am madly working away on some new material, I though I would add a few more pairs of beaded gloves to the Blog.  The first big pair I have had a while (as evidenced by the bead repair with the blue beads that don't quite match).  But in real life they are close.  Photography can alter colors.   

I wear these when I ride in parades.  Inside the stars on the hands is my livestock brand, although upside down in the photo.  But not to the wearer of the gloves.   They are beaded out of small size 14 antique cut faceted beads, on finely tanned smoked braintan hide. 

These last three sets of simple cuff length gloves were done at a friends request.  They were going thru a tough time, and wanted something "Simple but fun" to wear while she was riding cutting horses.   I hope they fit the bill for her.

New work to follow soon.