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.




6 comments:

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!