Katia Bulbenko

Fiber & Jewelry
 Fiber & Jewelry Handpainted silk, felt, glass beads, crystal beads, thread, sterling silver posts
fiber earrings
Handpainted silk, felt, glass beads, crystal beads, thread, sterling silver posts
 Fiber & Jewelry Handpainted silk, polyfill stuffing, felt, glass beads, thread
floral fiber necklace
Handpainted silk, polyfill stuffing, felt, glass beads, thread
2" wide pendant as part of a beaded 18" necklace
 Fiber & Jewelry Handpainted silk velvet, handpainted silk crepe de chine, felt, rose quartz, crystal beads, rose gold filled chain and earwires
velvet earrings
Handpainted silk velvet, handpainted silk crepe de chine, felt, rose quartz, crystal beads, rose gold filled chain and earwires
2" long
 Fiber & Jewelry Handpainted silk, glass beads, crystal beads, copper wire, thread, sterling silver chain and earwires
Yellow beaded fiber earrings
Handpainted silk, glass beads, crystal beads, copper wire, thread, sterling silver chain and earwires
2" long
 Fiber & Jewelry Handpainted silk, felt, glass beads, thread
Violet fuzz brooch
Handpainted silk, felt, glass beads, thread
1 1/2" x 1"
 Fiber & Jewelry painted silk, synthetic fiber, paper, wool, felt, glass beads, thread
pink fuzz brooch
painted silk, synthetic fiber, paper, wool, felt, glass beads, thread
1" x 1 1/2"
 Fiber & Jewelry Handpainted silk, synthetic fiber, felt, glass beads, crystal, thread
scribble fiber brooch
Handpainted silk, synthetic fiber, felt, glass beads, crystal, thread
1" x 1"

sewn fiber collage pin
 Fiber & Jewelry Handpainted silk, synthetic fiber, felt, glass beads, crystal, thread
painterly fiber brooch
Handpainted silk, synthetic fiber, felt, glass beads, crystal, thread
3/4" x 3/4"
 Fiber & Jewelry Handpainted silk, paper, felt, glass beads, wool, turquoise bead, polyfill, thread
blue fiber brooch
Handpainted silk, paper, felt, glass beads, wool, turquoise bead, polyfill, thread
1" x 2"

Mixed media fiber, sewn collage pin.
 Fiber & Jewelry
blue fiber brooch, detail
 Fiber & Jewelry painted silk, paper, glass beads, thread, synthetic fiber
Crush
painted silk, paper, glass beads, thread, synthetic fiber
2" x 3"

sewn fiber collage
 Fiber & Jewelry painted silk, paper, synthetic fiber, thread, glass beads
feathered
painted silk, paper, synthetic fiber, thread, glass beads
3" x 5"

sewn fiber collage
 Fiber & Jewelry silk, beads, ribbon, synthetic fiber, thread
petal (detail)
silk, beads, ribbon, synthetic fiber, thread
8" x 9"
 Fiber & Jewelry painted silk, injet-printed silk, synthetic fiber, thread, glass beads, machine stitching
spranch
painted silk, injet-printed silk, synthetic fiber, thread, glass beads, machine stitching
9" x 12"

assemblage of fused and sewn fiber,inkjet-printed silk, painted silk, machine stitching and glass beads layered onto a fabric backing
 Fiber & Jewelry painted silk, glass beads, thread, wire, synthetic fiber
medium untitled silk form
painted silk, glass beads, thread, wire, synthetic fiber
9" x 15"

stuffed, embellished painted silk "pillow", with wire armature. Exhibited at SOFA Chicago, 2006
 Fiber & Jewelry painted silk, glass beads, thread, wire, synthetic fiber
small untitled silk form
painted silk, glass beads, thread, wire, synthetic fiber
6" x 12"

stuffed, embellished painted silk "pillow", with wire armature. Exhibited a SOFA Chicago, 2006
 Fiber & Jewelry painted silk, glass beads, thread,  wire, synthetic  fiber
untitled silk forms-small, medium and large
painted silk, glass beads, thread, wire, synthetic fiber
small:6" x 12", medium:9" x 15", large:12" x 24"

These sculptures are created by sewing together pieces of hand-painted silk over a wire armature, which is then stuffed like a pillow. Beads are sewn onto the entire piece, following the shapes and colors of the painted silk beneath.
Exhibited at SOFA Chicago, 2006
 Fiber & Jewelry painted silk, glass beads, thread,  wire, synthetic fiber
large untitled silk form (detail)
painted silk, glass beads, thread, wire, synthetic fiber
12" x 24"

close-up view
Exhibited at SOFA Chicago, 2006