Friday, June 4, 2010

Bead Journal Project

This started with the thick and thin thread that I needle felted to a felted wool background. Then I used a metallic thread to machine the circles. It had been a while since I worked a piece with the rattail cord couched in place, and the circles seemed to ask for it.
The glass circles are first glued in place with Diamond Glaze and then beaded around using back stitch. I also added beads along the cording.

This continual unusual rain is getting very depressing for everyone. The garden is rotting. I'm working in dark colors.

13 comments:

Vicki W said...

It may be dark but it's very effective!

Carol said...

Gosh I love this. I like how so many on the BJP are working with fibers, of course you are a fiber queen, so definitely inspiring.

Dotti said...

This is sooooo exotic. I love the effect of the glass circles!

Karen S said...

Just gorgeous -- I love all the shades.

Barbara said...

This is so wonderful, so much "flow" to this piece. That's my favorite element to achieve!

Sweetpea said...

I'm probably sharing your weather so I understand about the *dark*. Still, this piece is WONDERFUL and I adore the colors! Aside from my current addiction to needle felting, I really love your minimal use of beads - the ones you've chosen seem to add exactly what's needed.

A stitching masterpiece!

Radka said...

I think it looks very nice, I like the materials and colours, they work together well.

Gina said...

This is great- I really like the effect of the stitched circles.

Walden said...

I like the colors, very fall. Very nice repetition with the circles. It feels very natural and flowing.

Not that there is a real relation, but it reminds me of the Lascaux Cave Paintings.

Judy Rys said...

very earthy. I textures are great, I would really like to touch it. No rain here, but lots of fog.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Sandy, you piece is just so lush! I'm sure that it feels just as good as it looks. Yummy free motion work as well. Circles/pebbles/rocks are my favourite stitch patterns.

Evelyn and Lise said...

I LOVE this piece. You have done a wonderful job and the color is so effective. Lise

Robin said...

Dark colors, sad garden, dark weather... but gorgeous piece! I love the texture and the circles.

The words "completion" and "flowing" come to mind when I look at this piece. Is there anything like that going on in your life?