I had another beautiful set of polymer clay and resin focals by Mary Anne Williams Knapp, and although I like the asymmetrical design of this piece very much, I'm a bit disappointed with one aspect of it. Can you see the problem? The onyx donuts did not sit flush, and so they shifted around after the piece was stitched together. Until that time, the surrounding rows of back stitch were nice circles, but stitching everything together caused them to shift and warp slightly. What I should have done was to either build a clay base for them or sink them into a thicker felt foundation. By the time the shifting occurred, it was too late.
Oh well, I'll just have to keep this one! I don't see pieces that I'm not satisfied with.
You can find information on the open-hole triangular bail at the link. Further instruction on making bead embroidered pieces can be found in Every Bead Has a Story, where the first chapter is free to download.
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