Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bead embroidery (part 2)

Hi everyone!
After some information about the teaching materials I used to get started on bead embroidery (which you can find here), I want to share with you my first experiments.

The first piece I wanted to make was a native-inspired pendant, starting from a carnelian cabochon. I glued it to the Lacy’s Stiff Stuff and started my adventure. 

Many beads later, I was at the third round when, suddenly, I heard something falling on the floor…it was the cabochon!…yes, I screamed: the glue didn’t hold up and now I could not glue it anymore, because the first round was framing it too tightly…I screamed again…then I remembered what I should do:
  • Breathe
  • Keep calm
  • Start over from a new piece of Lacy’s Stiff Stuff
  • Don’t throw the old piece away!
So, that’s what I did. I started and finished my piece adding all the necessary fringes and embellishments and then I went back to the broken one. 

I started thinking, and thinking…I was almost losing my hope, when I suddenly had an idea: I filled the center with seed beads and small lucite flowers, added a border…and, voilà…I had a new pendant! Now I have two pieces and I created something I would have never made if it wasn’t for my mistake! :-) 

Here are both my  creations…enjoy!

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