Monday, March 9, 2009

Bead Embroidery

2009 is definitely the year of seed beads so far. Yesterday, I took another step into the seed bead zone by taking a class on bead embroidery taught by Heather Taylor at Bead Junction. The piece we made can either be a brooch or a pendant, depending on how you finish it. Since mine isn't quite finished yet, I've included a picture of Heather's pendant instead, to show what the final creation will look like (ladybug is optional). I've also included a picture of Colleen's (below left) and Helen's (below right) versions of the piece, to show some of the possible variations - Colleen used pearl hearts as compared to the ecru coloured glass beads that Heather used and Helen picked a totally different colour scheme and bead combination and was well on her way to a totally different but equally beautiful creation.

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