Thursday, April 9, 2009

April Piece done with crystal sequins

So I am ahead this month - Feels good! My April piece is purple and yellow and includes Swarovski Crystal Sequins - I think they are new and not many stores have them yet, but I love them!!!! It is the crystal I've been looking for. I have found some at WhimBeads.com and BeadsGoneWildStore.com. If anyone finds them someplace else, please let me know. I put in three paisleys, but they don't show up as well as I'd like - oh well. And I've added a shiska mirror which was definitely not as easy to attach as I would have thought. I have one set of instructions, but now I find on the net that there are other stitches to attach these. Something I will need to keep practicing. So, check out my April piece.
Have a Bead Good Day

P.S. Just found the sequins at BeadingInTheRain.com and they have free shipping. And some of you asked to see my elephant larger so your request is my command.

9 comments:

GraceBeading said...

I have to tell you I absolutely LOVE these little 'rhinestones'. I first found them several years ago by accident while shopping in a Hobby Lobby where there was a little package on the clearance rack. Since then I have searched and searched and finally found them in a wide range of colors and sizes at Fusion Beads. I have used them in several projects. I have seen them called sew-ons, rhinestones and lochrosen. I have also seen them numbered 3112 or 3128.

Loomgirl said...

Hi Karen - I love your piece! I love the elephant and the colors - it's just wonderful!
Thanks for sharing - Cindy

KV said...

Awesome piece, Karen! Love everything about it . . .


Kathy V in NM

Robin said...

Love your elephant! Wish I could see more detail of the elephant... it looks like thread embroidery, except the yellow... Might you be willing to post a detail picture here on the BJP blog for us to see??? That would be so fab! Love the way you surrounded your beast with flowers and opulence and a mirror so you could see yourself in such good company! Wonderful piece!!!! Robin A.

Marty S said...

What a rich, lush piece! I love the colors--and everything else. It's nice to be able to look at all your pieces together.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Your piece is wonderful! Your attention to detail is amazing!

Robin said...

Thanks for posting the elephant picture, Karen... It's such a fine embroidery! Robin A.

CC said...

What a wonderful combination of textures, colors & techniques!
Great job!
Warmest aloha,
CC

freebird said...

Wow. I have somehow missed all of your pages. They are spectacular. You certainly are not afraid of detail. Really, really nice.