Friday, January 23, 2009

On my tray.

I thought I'd share my current project. Wow, my bead tray looks so nice and neat. It never looks that way for very long.

I am really enjoying bead embroidery on leather. It's nice to change gears and try something new in your medium. This is more of a design as you go project, which has been very fun.

I still followed the general placement of the flowers as in this Laura McCabe kit. The next step will be much more free form.

You can find the online class and kit at Beaducation. I've been very pleased with the entire experience and would highly recommend the classes there.

8 comments:

squash said...

I love those flowers, I can't wait to see your project finished!

Betty BeadBug said...

I too want to see it finished. I love to take my current favorite things and combine them with new...it's like getting a second wind. I love the flowers.

Amber Leilani said...

your embroidery is so neat and precise. mine looks like a 2 year old did it. i am moste jealous!

iSew said...

Oh, very nice indeed. You picked just the right needle book to go with your project too. Lovely.

Jenn Maruska said...

Wow - is it hard to put a needle through the leather? It all looks so neat and precise. Do you use a special needle to do that? Do you string wire through the beads?

Questions, questions! : )

Christina said...

Thanks, everyone. :) Actually, the leather is really thin, so a regular beading needle goes through it pretty easily. I'm using 6 lb. Fireline (which is a fishing line) to sew with. It's stronger than regular thread, which would the crystals would cut through easily. On the round crystals I'm still going through them 3-4 times to help prevent breakage.

I've done some more embellishing and will hopefully show you that this week!

Jenn Maruska said...

Well it looks wonderful so far - thanks for the info. Can't wait to see more. : )

Jonara Blu Maui said...

Wow..thanks for that link..I have never seen this site before. I'm really interested in taking one of the metal working online classes w/ my hubby. There is not much here on Maui and I've always wanted to learn to do metal work. My husband messes around w/ metals all the time..he knows how to do riveting which he uses for making knife handles..so the riveted ring classes look fun! Your bag is going to be adorable too..I love those colors!


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