Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Piece by Piece

More pictures of the necklace in progress:





This will be all the updating I can do until I get new batteries for the camera.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Collar

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.