Hello friends! How's your weekend going? It's a long weekend for us in the USA as we are celebrating Memorial Day weekend. I am relatively new here but I salute and pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and sacrificed for this country, including my dear husband.
It was a very hectic month for me as I moved to another State. This weekend was personally designated for crafting and beading. About two months ago, I joined Lori Anderson's Bead Swap and was partnered with T who sent me these wonderful assortment of semi-precious stones and beads.
The tube of seed beads were gorgeous and because I wanted to challenge myself with seed beading, this was my first attempt. I adhered the focal semi precious stone to my backing using E-6000. The clear/silver beads were stitched using even count peyote followed by green and pink 11-0 seed beads. Black rondelle German crystals were added to the two stones and green rondelles to the piece in the center.
To create an accent, I added gold 11-0 seed beads and finally 2 layers of green.
After 4 hours of stitching
and un-stitching, here is what I came up with.
I totally love the organic feel of the stoned and beads and I am hoping that I could assemble it by the end of this day. Visit the blog soon to see the finished piece.
My first Bead Swap was fun and I can't wait to join the next one.
Thank you so much to my talented partner, T.
Have a great and safe weekend!
♥ Michelle ♥