Sunday, May 27, 2012

[Bead Soup] Seed Beading Challenge

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  ♥

1 comment:

Bead-Mused said...

It's looking good! I can't wait to see the finished project. Unfortunately, I have had to put my "want to do it" list aside for my "gotta get it done for work" list. :(

Welcome to Texas! I'm sorry you missed our spring time, but that was for two weeks back in February!