Wednesday, April 03, 2019

A floral woman - a bead embroidered pendant


I love the long shape of the focal cabochon in this piece.  I paired it with the smaller one in a way that to me is reminiscent of a woman.  (If it were hanging the other way round, it would be an exclamation point!! 


Anyway, I love the colors and patterns in this polymer clay cab set, which I bought from Mary Anne Williams Knapp in an online trunk show.  I had to be --fast-- to get it!  I used back stitched edging along the top and short stack stitches for fringe along the rest. 

If you want to learn how to add this type of fringe to your pieces, it's really easy.  I show you how to do it with over-sized beads and lots of pictures in the free first chapter of my e-book Every Bead Has a Story.  There are also free instructions there for back stitch, edging brick stitch, and more.

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2 comments:

Robbie said...

Love everything about this piece!!! Shape, beading, etc. WOW!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you Robbie! One of my friends suggested that it looked like a swaddled baby as well as a woman...I really liked that!

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