Monday, March 04, 2019

Moonlight - a bead embroidered metal clay cabochon


And yet more pendants!  When will it stop?  No time soon, I hope :-)

The center is another of the beautiful designs I bought from Jennifer West during her trunk show.  I just love her work so much, and each unique piece is inspiring me to think of a different bead design to show it off.  I really enjoyed stitching up the bezel for this one...do you see the little beaded "mountain peaks" at the bottom of the cabochon?  The piece had a hole in it, which was just begging to be filled by a pearl "moon".

Step-by-step instructions for putting together a bead embroidered piece, including back stitch, edging brick stitch, and stack stitch can be found in the free first chapter of my e-book Every Bead Has a Story.  Chapter two has instructions for stitching a peyote stitch bezel, and Chapter three teaches the square stitch bail.  Additional chapters focus on altered surfaces, dimensional beading, found objects and unusual materials, and integrating bead embroidery with other fiber arts.

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2 comments:

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is so delightful Cyndi I can see why you love Jennifer's work, i'd have fell in love with that piece too. A beautiful subtle beaded edge that compliments and flows with the cabochon so well. Another stunning piece that i'm so grateful you have shared.
Creative wishes Tracey x

Cyndi L said...

Tracey, thank you so much. There's a fine line sometimes with a monochromatic piece...you're left wondering if you did enough. I felt it was time to stop before I ruined it :-D

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