It's time for a sneak peek of my Battle of the Beadsmith '13 entry:
This section is a mix of embroidery and beadweaving attached to embroidery; it's very dimensional and most of the seed beads are 15°s or charlottes.
This piece has a Steampunk theme, and I've taken apart more than one wristwatch to get the gears and mechanical bits I've used so far. I've also used quite a few crystals and pearls; I'm letting myself go way over the top on this one. I see it as a companion piece to my Out the Other Side ring; I plan to wear the two of them together when I'm in one of my baroque moods.
It's fun to bead wildly.