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Categories: [ Animals, Birds, Insects & Figures]  [ Baksets & Bowls ]  [ Techniques on whole gourds]  [ Miscellaneous projects ]
Please note that techniques overlap in the categories.

Baskets, Bowls, and Vases


The purple passion rose is made of over 1,000 Swarovski 7ss flat backs placed on the gourd one at a time. The oval features amethyst beads; the ‘bow’ is made from wood shavings and beads; the top is made with texture paint. 
Kay Collings, member American Gourd Society
Carvings, ripples, shape of wood burning and ink dyes, 4 relief carved animals and inlay skeleton pieces of cactus. One of the exhibits at Tombaugh Gallery in Las Cruces, New Mexico till September 28, 2012.   by Sylvia Hendrickson Las Cruces, New Mexico 

Chieftain: bones, feathers, antler buttons 
and bones,  lacing and acrylic paint 
by Margie Jordan, Salem, Oregon
OH, IL,  ID, AZ, CA, NM, AMGS

Mosaic Dragonfly
by Gloria Cranford-Small 
Asheboro, North Carolina

 Janet Lantz, Lisle IL
"Dancing Bear" candle holder
 with hand-carving, dyes, and paints


Grace Swanson, San Diego
Misti Washington Gourd and Basket Guild

"Wilderness Walk"
Gloria Cranford-Small on facebook
Asheboro, N.C
"Wilderness Trail"
Gloria Cranford-Small on facebook
Asheboro, N.C

Needles and Osage Orange Medallion
by Sandy Schneider
Tennessee
 "Mocha-Oaka" by Terri Buxton McDougall
Bloomfield, Iowa
Acrylic, Pyrography, Carving

Kay Collings -- www.kayseggs.com 
Gourd is painted with memories mist sprays 
and dabbed with cellophane.
Colored pine needles are woven down the front and 
around the rim which features assorted dried items and beads
"Rags to Riches" -- Kay Collings, www.kayseggs.com 
Painted with memories mist sprays
and pearl ex powders; 
the band is gold leaf; top is woven yarns, 
beads and dried china berries.


 
"Going Fishing." by Denise Lown
Old Pueblo Gourd Patch 



Easter Centerpiece Freehand 
engraving and colored egg gourds
by Jacob Dawkins
Demorest GA
Church 
with battery  LED lights by Jacob Dawkins



 
Ruth Braud
Many, LA
AGS member

Medicine Basket by Jaynie Barnes
Leeds, Massachusetts
AGS and Pennsylvania Gourd Society
Earth Spirit Basket by Jaynie Barnes
pyroengraved gourd with natural fibers
Leeds, Massachusetts
AGS and Pennsylvania Gourd Society
Gourd Sculpture by Jaynie Barnes
Leeds, Massachusetts
AGS and Pennsylvania Gourd Society

Bowl Assortment
by Joan Riise
LoonsMoonArt.com
Member AGS, IL Chapter 


First one won a blue ribbon at the Florida Gourd Show in February titled "OLD Cracked POT".
Joan K Carte, Orange City, Florida
I am a member of Florida Gourd Society and AGS.

Mary Kay Ward, member of 
the Illinois, Ohio, and 
American Gourd Societies
Jackie Thrasher-Smith
www.kudzukorner.com
 Tennessee Gourd Society
Jackie Thrasher-Smith
www.kudzukorner.com
 Tennessee Gourd Society

 a ragtop woven around the cut opening.
Kay Collings
www.kayseggs.com
This gourd has a woven top.
Kay Collings
www.kayseggs.com 

Gourd by Gary Kvalheim
member of Wisconsin Gourd Society
and American Gourd Society 
Gourd by Gary Kvalheim
member of Wisconsin Gourd Society
and American Gourd Society 

"Tresses" 
Pyrography & Colored Pencil
Leah Comerford in Fredericksburg, VA
Luz Buitrago
www.luzbuitrago.etsy.com 
 Florida Gourd Society



Memorial gourd for Brian 
Barbara Carpenter, AZ Gourd Society
Some of my gourds finished in 2009.-- Angel Glaser
DBA AngelsGourden, Fenton Missouri

Easter Basket -- Melanie Campanis

 "Fallen" 
pine needle rim. 
 Sandy Schneider,  TN
"Indian Pony"
This gourd has horsehair
stitched around the rim. 
Sandy Schneider,  TN
"Painted Pony"
This gourd has horsehair braided and 
stitched around the rim.
Sandy Schneider,  TN 

Carrie Cervantes, Dimondale,  MI