Sunday, February 1, 2009

Embellished.

I added some crystal sequins to the bead embroidered leather pouch. It was fun to do because it was very free form.

The amount of sparkle on this in hypnotizing. I might have overdone it a little with the crystal sequins. Maybe.

I need to get to JoAnn Fabrics today to buy a thimble. The next step involves stitching through more layers of leather and my thumb was bleeding after just a few passes.

How is it that I do not own one thimble?

11 comments:

Betty BeadBug said...

You probably owned a thimble at one time or another and it is tucked away some where so you won't misplace it...lol. I do that to myself all the time. I don't think it is overdone at all! It's lovely, you're doing a great job.

squash said...

It's lovely, it turned out very well. I suppose you can't use a leather needle because it's to thick for the beads?

Jonara Blu Maui said...

oh it's turning out so nice! I really love the iridescent colors.

Christina said...

Thanks, everyone! I bought a thimble yesterday, so I'm all set. I'm using a glover's needle, which is made for leather. It's still hard to push through the leather. It's a size 12 needle, so maybe it's hard because it's not a heavy needle.

Sarah and Jack said...

I have hand sewn leather in the past and it just sucks, lol.

Jenn Maruska said...

Very pretty!

AJ said...

I think there's just enough crystal sequins :)

mdmB said...

Wow! This is hypnotizing indeed :) I like it!

Maricris Zen Mama said...

Ouchy! sorry for the bleeding fingers but it does look gorgeous! It's worth it. Btw, you say you're more into FB at Jamee's blog. Quick, what's your profile name so I can add you?

The bad Liz said...

Check into "glovers needles" for sewing in leather. They work quite well for beading on leather. And I don't think the crystals were overdone - they look wonderful!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Ohh I love the sparkles & there can never be too many or too much IMHO