Author Topic: Bead Weaving and Embroidery Gallery Feb 2013  (Read 6243 times)

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Bead Weaving and Embroidery Gallery Feb 2013
« on: January 30, 2013, 10:53:00 AM »
Hmm. Got two trays of seed beads on my table now, each with a different WiP but both equally stalled  :-\

Meanwhile I got out a tin from my original stash of 1970s Czech seedies and made this. I still totally adore these colours, and stitching with these beads really took me back!

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Re: Bead Weaving and Embroidery Gallery Feb 2013
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 11:28:37 AM »
Ummm love those blues  ;)

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Re: Bead Weaving and Embroidery Gallery Feb 2013
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 01:10:19 PM »
i love that Lynn i ordered a tin of beads with those exact colours in on Monday i hoped it would come today :(

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Re: Bead Weaving and Embroidery Gallery Feb 2013
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 01:36:05 PM »
You ladies are amazingly talented you know, stunning work all round.

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Re: Bead Weaving and Embroidery Gallery Feb 2013
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 05:57:52 PM »
Gorgeous work :)

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Re: Bead Weaving and Embroidery Gallery Feb 2013
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 03:40:07 PM »
Hehehe, gonna lower the tone now, this is an experiment in dangerous beadwork and I can see I'm going to want to make lots more like this. Inspired by Laura McCabe's spiky 'mace head' objects with polished stone points... hers are just on the cusp between arty and dangerous, you can still handle them without risk of injury (although you could do someone a serious damage if you threw one) but I want stuff that crosses that line, things that are still beautiful and complicated but are never going to be safe to wear or handle. I once got very narked with a bunch of ladies at a bead fair over their 'do not touch' attitude to what was supposed to be wearable beadwork... I promised myself that if ever my stuff was displayed with a 'HANDS OFF' notice it would be for good reason!

So here is a dodecahedral mini-mace-head with vintage tacks for points and a hanging bail made from a bit of old wire. Not sure yet whether to give it a handle and a rusty chain and make a proper mace, or whether to build it an evil twin so I can have unwearable earrings... well, unwearable unless you keep your head perfectly still  :o

A little dangerous is a learning thing...


and now I have a better understanding of why they say 'sharp as tacks'  :o

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Re: Bead Weaving and Embroidery Gallery Feb 2013
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 04:08:04 PM »
Ooooh, make a mace, make a mace!  Or earrings, I know a few people I'd like to buy those for *evil cackle*  :D

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Re: Bead Weaving and Embroidery Gallery Feb 2013
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 06:14:38 PM »
Brilliant  ;D dangerous earrings would be fab  ;D

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Re: Bead Weaving and Embroidery Gallery Feb 2013
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 07:14:30 PM »
I love that spiky ball it's genius ;D

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Re: Bead Weaving and Embroidery Gallery Feb 2013
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 10:46:45 AM »
Spiky ball bead as Tan said - genius!  ;D