What a Treat!

It seems like forever since I’ve done any bead embroidery, but I’m taking time now to pursue all the ideas I’ve had on the back burner! Rather than creating a design that commands the use of a precise type of bead, I’m so enjoying the freedom that bead embroidery offers…it’s like painting on a blank canvas where one gets to decide which types of beads to use and where to stitch them! I’m starting by bezeling a collection of interesting cabochons, beads, buttons and components that will become integral to larger pieces. It’s really nice to have these little treasures lying around when one is designing new work..I never know when I will need a certain component as a focal and if I have one at the ready in my stash I’m a happy camper! Shown above is a lovely coral-resin Buddha Head bead that personifies serenity! I’ve started with a base of Delica Beads, added one row of Toho 11/0 metallic bronze seed beads topped with a row of Toho 15/0 seed beads. The brick stitch edging is being worked with Toho 11/0 semi-glazed dark red seed beads. I have an idea of how I want to use this component and am able visualize how it will work with a finished piece…stay tuned for the results!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on December 18, 2020.

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