Just finished my January Bead Journal Project. My inspiration was a branch of yellow flowers with barnacle like leaves. The piece is 6 inches X 4 inches. It is worked on commercial fabric and backed with ultra suede. Some of the barnacle like flowers are crocheted and some are beaded using peyote stitch. Some of the fronds are embroidered with metallic thread and some are beaded using bead embroidery. I have included keishi pearls, abalone and citrine chips and sequins. The pointed cabochon was lampworked and faceted by my husband, Greg Hanson. The piece was originally made to be viewed in the position of the upper photo.
It can also be viewed in the opposite direction as seen below.
Now on to February..........................
A new gypsy jacket
5 months ago