Thursday, June 26, 2014

Work in Progress: Starfish and Treasure

I am so excited about the project that I’m starting this week, which will be a reboot of a very old favorite. I’ve rediscovered the fact that it’s important to make things that you really love, instead of just focusing on what’s trendy, or easy to sell. Although I had already decided to stick with designs that I really enjoy - collars, lariats, and fringe necklaces to name a few - it didn’t occur to me that it would be perfectly alright to remake pieces from the past that I was really proud of, even if they weren’t big sellers.

Starfish Project in Progress


In addition to the new embroidery pendant, which is coming along nicely, I’m prepping the new project with lots of relish. I’ve got my custom bead mix already made, and my starfish bead colors on deck. All I need to do is finish culling some millefiori chips and it’s ready to go!

What are you working on this week?

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3 comments:

  1. What is the base material that yoiu ebroider onto?

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    1. I typically use wool felt for all of my embroidery projects, and recently I've added some fish leather as well. I prefer to steer clear of the synthetic materials because of the plastic content. Genuine wool felt, not the acrylic kind, is very sturdy and doesn't come apart when stitched. Plus it's very soft and easy to work with.

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  2. Mortira I am determined to finish off all my half done projects before I start any of the things buzzing around in my mind

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