Thursday, April 25, 2013

Welcome to my ornate side

It's time for a sneak peek of my Battle of the Beadsmith '13 entry:

I've been telling you on Facebook that I've been going over the top with this one, and here's proof. This picture shows about one inch by three-quarters of an inch of what I've beaded thus far.

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.


Marcia DeCoster said...

glad my watches are safe! Looks like over the top is going to be a very fun bead.

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

OMG! I can't wait. And I love that ring. Yeowser!

Cath Thomas said...

Looking forward to the day of the grand reveal! I love to read your enthusiasm and the beautiful color choice.

my Heritage Happens said...

Can hardly wait to see this!

Cindy Holsclaw said...

When I extrapolate from this teaser to a vision of the entire work, I can confidently say that this piece is going to rock. (trust me on this one - I'm a scientist)

Bobbie said...

I love that idea -- "bead wildly" -- I may have to adopt that as my mantra!