Friday, February 12, 2010

February Elements

Here are some elements to my February piece.  It's nearing completion, but I didn't want to show the whole thing until it's done.  So you just get to see little bits for now.

Oops...one of my little hearts got twisted.  Just noticed that.  Will have to fix it.  Anyways, I decided to make these little fans using my 8mm amethyst hearts.  I love the facets on them, and I think they make nice reflections.

Then, I wasn't sure if I was going to fit in my antique copper heart beads, but I found a nice little spot for two of them, nestled in a little pathway surrounded by wildflowers.  ha...I just noticed my thread from my needle going through the pic.  Oh well, I never claimed to be a photographer!!!



The last little bit is the quilted heart where the pendant will go.  This is not how it's going to look when it's done.  This is the underlying beaded area that will peek through the cutouts in the pendant.



Now, I have a dilemma.  Remember my cute little flower vines in the previous post?  I'm trying to figure out how to bead around them without over-powering them.  I'm thinking I'm going to use lighter shades of pink tones and just do a simple backstitch around them.  If I put in too much texture or design, I think you won't be able to notice the delicate vines and little flowers.  What do you think?

I should be done in the next couple days...maybe even tomorrow.  We'll see!!!

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7 comments:

Carol Creech said...

Gorgeous colors! Can't wait to see the full piece!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

thank you carol! i wish i could say that i came up with all on my own, but i didn't. i got the color inspiration from my pendant.

Sandy said...

It's going to be a lovely piece. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I tend to just see and echo pattern when I work.

Gammie said...

Gorgeous beading even with the wonky heart.

Jeanne

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

"wonky heart"...lol that made me giggle. sounds kinda funny, but yes it was wonky but i straightened it out.

thanks for your comments. i am excited to get this piece done, backed and photographed. it seems that i can't really "see" it until i see the whole thing on the screen in a pic. when i'm working on it i see pieces and parts and colors, but not the whole thing. kinda weird, huh?

Carol said...

Hi Lisa
This it a beautiful piece. I love your color choice and that you added the copper hearts. We'll all be back to see the finished project.

Bobbi said...

This is another great work of Art! I just love it!
Hugs and happy beading...
Bobbi