Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bead Journal Project

This year for the Bead Journal Project I'm doing beaded cuffs. This is the first one.

First I felted a background with roving and a thick and thin yarn. I machine stitched to echo the yarn then accented it with beading. The edge is picot stitch using seed beads. I'm also trying to use the pearls and pearly type beads I keep buying and just seem to store. It closes by overlapping and snapping.

8 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Sandy!

I love your cuff and can't wait to see all twelve of them! What did you use as your base for felting? How did you finish the back of your cuff?

I will try to make cuffs eventually for sure! I have a felting machine waiting for this!

Anne-Marie B.

Linda Kittmer said...

Very nice Sandy. I look forward to seeing the whole collection as the year progresses.

Connie Rose said...

Quite wonderful, Sandy!

Dee D said...

I love what you have done and look forward to seeing more.

Doreen G said...

Fabulous Sandy -love the colours as well.

Mackin-Art said...

This is just lovely! I can see so many images in this piece - great job!

Cyndi L said...

Very beautiful! I did beaded cuffs two BJP seasons ago, but I never thought of using roving for a background, even though I've used it for necklaces...great idea Sandy!

Marty S said...

Very pretty! And thanks for the details in the other post.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader