Monday, November 18, 2019

Salvage bolt with beadweaving


I took a short detour from bead embroidery for my most recent piece.  Recently I showed you a bead embroidered piece of salvage (Davy Jones's Lock) that I stitched as a souvenir from our trip to Bermuda.  Here is the other piece of salvage that I got in the Dockyard...a bolt from a ship.  I just love the colors of the patina on both this one and the lock from the last piece.  The bolt is enlarged to show the details of the stitching...it is only about 2 1/4 inch long.   

This piece may look a little bit complicated, but it's really quite easy.  I stitched a center band of size 6/0 seed beads using right angle weave.  From there I added size 8/0 seed beads between each stitch at the bottom of the band and larger disks between each stitch at the top.  Those beads became the anchor points for diagonal stitches going in both directions to form an X through the central drop beads (light turquoise). 

At the top, I stitched a simple peyote stitch band in size 11/0 seed beads to act as a bail, and finished the edges with single bead accents.   


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