I'm in the mood for a new bead embroidery project.
I wanted to play with my stash of shisha mirrors.
First I make a template then play around with different elements until I have an idea of what beads I will use. The pearls shown here didn't make it into the final design.
After drawing a template with a compass, I transferred the pattern to a piece of stiff felt.
The shisha mirrors are held in place by a small dab of white glue to secure the mirror during stitching. The mirror is then surrounded by a peyote bezel.
The bezel starts with a line of back stitched beads surrounding the mirror. From there, two rows of tubular peyote stitch are worked in Delica beads, then a final row with size 15 seed beads.