I love the days when I get home and I see packages by the door and you know those packages contain something you really really need!!! I finally got my threads and I have become a beading machine.
All the planning I did last week has really helped move things along. I had done all the sketching, I had chosen which cabochons would go with which design. I had even listed beads I wanted to use on the pieces.
For the first piece I am using another Lori Earley drawing and this one is called “Ms.Pemberton” .how regal is that!
I went with a sapphire blue and black theme. I did a stacked bezel around the focal image and then did a row of alternating faceted glass beads and swarovski pearls.
I wanted the next rows of beading to snake around all the new cabochon and larger beads that I was adding and that needed a little bit of planning as the inside row of beads becomes the outside row when it snakes around the smaller cabochons so in order to get it right I did both the blue/sapphire row and the black row at the same time.
I also used a Copic marker to darken the top two beads a little bit since they were transparent and against the backing they were looking more sky blue than sapphire blue. Colouring the backing and the backs of the beads helped make it a darker colour.
To finish off the piece I went for a free form stacked edge followed by a drop formation on the bottom.
LIST OF MATERIALS USED:
- 30×40 OVAL CLEAR GLASS CABOCHON
- 9mm ROUND OPAL GLASS CABOCHON
- BLACK SWAROVSKI BICONES
- 3MM SWAROVSKI PEARLS IN PETROL
- 3x4mm SAPPHIRE IRIS FACETED GLASS RONDELLE BEADS
- 4×6 PALE BLUE FACETED GLASS RONDELLE BEADS
- 3MM PALE BLUE FACETED GLASS BEADS
- 3mm SAPPHIRE IRIS FACETED GLASS BEADS
- GREEN LINED TRANSPARENT SAPPHIRE SEED BEADS SIZE 15/0
- OPAQUE BLACK SEED BEADS SIZE 15/0
- LACY’S STIFF STUFF
- BLACK ULTRASUEDE
- 1.5-INCH BASE METAL PIN BACK
- E-6000 GLUE
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