Thursday, February 27, 2020

Peaceful fox: a bead embroidered pendant

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This pendant features a pyrography fox cabochon that I bought from House of the Green Lady on etsy.  I fell in love with him the moment I saw him.  He is only 1 1/2 inches tall and an inch wide, so I wanted to keep the embellishment pretty simple and straightforward.  He has a square stitched bail on the back.   


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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sun Moon + Stars: a bead embroidered pendant

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I fell in love with this pretty cabochon made by Susana Paredes!  When you have a super-colorful piece like this to work with, it's hard to narrow down to just a few colors for the beadwork, but if you don't, it can end up being really chaotic.  That's ok if that's what you're after.  As for me, I prefer to pick one or two main colors and fill in with neutrals.  At least most of the time!

When it came to the wrapped wire beads hanging from the crescent, I added a few more of the cabochon colors, and kept it asymmetrical but balanced.  If you need instruction on making a wrapped loop, there's a tutorial at the link using large gauge wire so you can really see what's being done.    


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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Galaxies: a bead embroidered pendant

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I bought this set of polymer clay focals from my friend Mary Anne Williams Knapp of The Cat's Meow!  There's a bit of color-shift that you can't really see in the photos I took unless I show you two close-ups right next to each other.  Suffice it to say that I love this piece!  There were many color directions that I could have gone, but I'm very very satisfied with this one.  The smallest seed beads, size 15/0s, have a purplish cast to them, which is perfect, but funny enough, they are actually a luster cobalt!


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