Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bead Embroidery Accomplished!

I finally accomlished my first bead embroidery. I purchased a book a few months back and studied it, and this month I jumped in and gave it a try. I have to say, it was very relaxing, and fun! (I only stabbed my finger a few dozen times). To quote the book I read, it is very much like painting with beads. You just jump in, no pattern, just an idea of where you think you're going to go with it, and start "painting" with the beads.

I think these two cuffs turned out very fun! The hardest part of it really was just being brave enough to make that first stitch. After that it just flowed together pretty effortlessly. I'm really very happy with how these turned out, especially for the first time.

I am very excited to see how far I can go with this as I gain experience.


Silver Surfer said...

just love your work.. I have just started bead embroidery also.. but mine is not as accomplished as yours.

snowy said...

Hello Liss, your work looks amazing.
Many people do tatting with beads, and produce some beautiful stuff...check out Yarnplayer's blog, if you are interested.
Thank you for your compliment, and I hope you continue to have fun with crafting and beads. :)

Helen Read said...

Thanks for dropping by Brushstrokes, etc. and for your kind comments! Glad to have found your blog! Nice work!!

Lynn said...

SO cute! I freakin' love the embroidery with the beading!! Those fish are awesome!!!