Wednesday, 20 February 2019

'Enchantress' - a new bead embroidered piece

By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes...... well hopefully not to many pricked fingers or thumbs during the making of this, my latest bead emboidered piece. I have an idea in mind for a circular shape that suspends a large bead at the base.

I made a sketch and then set to work, first needle felting my base as a support for all the pretty bijouterie that I will weave into it. The back will be beaded over in peyote stitch instead of my usual leather backing. The needle felt will make it possible to make a seamless transition between the front and back. Creating needle felted supports for beadwork is an area I'm enjoying experimenting with at present.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Perfectly Peachy

Coral shades are going to be a feature in the clothes shops this year according to the fashion magazines. I decided to create a piece that would look great with anything peachy or coral and this is what I made.

Soft peach morganite stones with some amethyst and twists and twirls of silver wire. Morganite is said to calm an anxious mind and I certainly felt very Zen whilst making it!