Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tonight, after a couple days of brainstorming- I got my first sketch out of my noggin for my BSBP design.
Last year I attempted an embroidered piece for the first time, sewing directly onto the leather. That was a big mistake, and my fingers really took a beating! Because of the difficulty stitching the beads on, my original design was almost lost. I still love the result, but would like more control over placement this time around.
Here is the result from last year's Bead Soup Blog Party:
Egyptian Revival Bib Necklace
This year I bought some interfacing at the fabric shop and will be using that to stitch the designs on to. I will then back the interfacing with a nice soft leather. I want to embed wire in between the layers for the ability to make loops stick out to connect the pieces. We will see how practical that idea will be!
I'm happy with this first draft and will be sharing peeks into my progress. The full reveal date will be on May 3rd!
Note* Bead Embroiderers- feel free to send me tips in the comments!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
My ingredients are here and I am in love with the colors! The glass looks like a coral reef which pairs perfectly with the blue freshwater pearls.
I think with a mighty clasp like that I will need to go big with my design. I'm thinking fabric, leather, sewing, embriodery....
Friday, March 21, 2014
If you haven't heard about the Bead Soup Blog
This is my second time participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party. Last year Lori let some Facebookers into the kitchen and I was one of the lucky ones. My partner was Claire Hasemeier and it was a great experience meeting her and seeing her creations with the bead soup I sent her! It prompted my arrival into the blogosphere, and I am grateful for the opportunity to participate again.
Now she creates in wire and metals and teaches her skills in classrooms around the country. In fact, she will be teaching a class this summer at Chautauqua Institution and I may need to sign up for that! (If you are interested, follow the link, download the catalog, and head to pg 32. Registration begins April 1st!)
I will be posting pictures of the beautiful soup I received and keep you updated on my design progress.