Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Bead Embroidery

Way, way back in January of 2009, Inspirational Beading was just five months old, and I was just starting to find my creative groove. One of my favorite posts from that month was an embroidery project featuring freeform flowers. It was one of the first pieces of bead embroidery that I had done in years, and I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

I still look back on that piece with a little bit of pride, although the beadwork was rather clumsy. I loved how the overall design turned out, and only wished that I had had more colors to work with. I've used the same flower shape since then, and the concentric circles are still a great way to play with bead embroidery without taking too many risks.

Freeform Flowers Bead Embroidery Spring Pharaoh Pendant

Getting back into bead embroidery on a regular basis has been a lot of fun, especially since I’ve found a way to get my helper to join me in the process. I’ve changed techniques and improved my approach since that first flowery piece. I’ve also found a lot of satisfaction in working with small pendants. There’s very little commitment to time and beads, and making things in miniature is always appealing.

Do you remember your first embroidery project? How did it turn out?

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  1. Yes, I do remember my first bead embroidery project! It was decent but crude! I used leftover beads but not sure what they were left over from!! Love your work.

  2. I absolutely love your work thank you


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