Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Work in Progress: Purple Embroidery

This week I’m doing the multiple projects all at once thing again, and it’s actually a lot of fun. I've discovered that having more than one piece to work on means that if I get bored - but the official when-else-will -it-get-done beading time isn't over - I can switch to a different color and technique, instead of giving up and sneaking to the couch to read my book instead.

So, in addition to a new patterned cuff experiment - which ended up with the exact same color palette as my last cuff bracelet, minus the black - I’m also working on two embroidery pendants. One is another experiment with wonky-drilled baroque pearls, which is turning out to be unusual and interesting. I’m sort of wishing that I’d left myself more room to add colors, because I’m sensing a rainbow effect coming on.

Purple Embroidery Pendants in Progress


The other pendant is one of my son’s designs. We started with a Czech glass dove oval, and a round of cobalt iris which looks decidedly purple. Next he chose rainbow lemon lime, which gives a nice contrast and looks great with the turquoise Picasso. I can’t wait to see what comes next!

What are you working on this week?

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