Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Beaded RR #2 - Clairee's block

I finished stitching on Clairee's block in the Beaded RR #2 at CQI. I was so blown away by the work that Simona and Gerry had done that it was hard to get started. But at last I settled on doing the dragonfly using waste canvas and different metallic beads. It was fun to do but took me longer than I thought it would. But I like it and I hope Clairee will too. For the rest I had to scurry because of the mailing deadline and ended up using some pre-beaded ribbon that I got at a cloth house in Calgary, as well as the dark blue/black bugle and seed bead seam. For the other seam I used seed beads to make a big chain to surround the metal tags I had. In the center I used a metal button with a little beaded fringe and lastly I added the cameo. The colours are washed out in the picture cause I had to play with the colour to get the ribbon to show. It is much brighter in person!

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