Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Native flowers

Hi everyone! 

The sun of this days has, once again, inspired a spring-looking necklace :-) . This time I decided to experiment with a technique that is quite new for me: bead embroidery. I read a couple of very good books on the topic and here you can see a more detailed post about this experience to find out everything, but now, back to the piece! 

I made this native-American inspired necklace for the January 2013 Beadaholique contest “January Gems” (you can see all the finalists here) starting from a 18x13mm carnelian cabochon. After attaching it to a Lacy’s Stiff Stuff base, I embroidered the circular motif using size 11/0 Czech seed beads, 15/0 Japanese rocailles and size B Nymo thread. I then finished sewing and Ultra Suede backing and fringes made of seed beads, round bamboo coral and 4mm fire-polished beads.  

To add a final spring touch, I decorated the pendant with Lucite flowers and made a pair of matching earrings. 

I hope you like them, and I wish you a great day full of creativity!

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