Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bead Embroidered Ocean Scene

I have a whole list of new inspirations, projects, and tutorials to work on, but for the moment they’re all on hold while I complete a bead embroidered Christmas present. I’m having a really great time working on this project, which is going to be a pouch for art supplies when it’s complete.

Bead Embroidered Ocean Scene

When I sat down to work on this piece, I had absolutely no idea what it was going to look like, or what kind of design I was going to stitch. Then I spotted some Czech glass fish that I happened to have in my workspace, and an idea started to take shape. I stitched on the fish and added a border of blue and green seed beads. From there, I picked out a few additional accents and then just let my beads decide where to go.

Free Form Bead Embroidered Ocean Scene

So far I’ve added a wave of O-beads and an assortment of accents like glass nautilus shells. I’ve been working in little patches, going back and forth to different areas and adding whatever looks best. The finished design should be covered with evenly spaced yet totally random embellishments and look like a sparkling underwater scene. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Do you use your beading skills for gift giving? What’s your favorite thing to make for others?


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  1. Can't wait to see this finished (or even ongoing!).

  2. Very beautiful creation, dear Mortira, stuning colours you chose and so nice form combination, hope you to have a gorgeous Christmas underwater jewelry!! I often use my beading skills for gift giving, because it's more appreciated a hand made gift than other bought from the shop. Ussualy, I offer earrings and brooches, and sometimes set of jewelry - earrings and bracelet. These days, I begine to discover the world of making cards, Christmas cards, and all my friends and family will receive a Christmas card made by me. Merry Christmas, Gaby

  3. Thank you, Gabriela! Merry Christmas to you as well.


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