Saturday, July 3, 2010

New Endeavor


I'm learning bead embroidery; I had my first class just a couple of days before my surgery, and only remembered enough details after the surgery to get the bezels beaded onto the focal beads.

As with ALL my projects, I never start small.

This will be a wide cuff bracelet, and this gorgeous focal bead from Etsy's Aneurythm will be the centerpiece.

I don't honestly know how she let this bead go - it is stunning - I can't believe all the colors in it, and I have a huge choice of colors to work with in the cuff, thanks to her!


These are the 2 smaller focals which will sit on either side of the large one - I have also beaded their bezels (but forgot to take a pic) - I used delicas in a deep brick red for these 2.



And now I am in a holding pattern, waiting for the teacher to come remind me what comes next. All I know is that I get to combine a huge variety of seed bead colors and sizes, and shapes for that matter, as I am going to use some bugle beads and some triangle beads, in a crazy glitzy freeform pattern, which is just my favorite way to bead.

Yay freeform! Yay asymmetry! Yay chaos!
Boo logic, rules, and order!



8 comments:

Aneurythm said...
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Aneurythm said...

Hey SF

Maybe I know when to hold'em and when to fold'em, hahahahaha!

Aneurythm said...

Hey SF

Maybe I know when to hold'em and when to fold'em, hahahahaha!

Sweet Freedom said...

echo...echo...echo...

Hi, Aneurythm - I think I am the big winner in this card game!

We'll miss you - hope you come back when all the edumacation is over!

PussDaddy said...

I like seed beads and bugle beads and doing something like this would iterest me too.

PussDaddy

Sweet Freedom said...

Well PD - just motor on over to Augusta, and we'll teach ya!

Jan said...

That is gorgeous Crabb !!

Glad you're back !

jstinson said...

Good luck with your bead embroidery project. Those focals are gorgeous and I know you will do them proud!