After looking at this bead art for 2 weeks I am certain that it is finished! Framing bead embroidery is a challenge. Shadow boxes are nice, but seem to hide the work. I like the open frame on bead embroidery but, worry about dust, hair , and other environmental problems.
I have started my newest project, it is for a juried show in March. I hope to have it done in a few weeks. Here is sneak peek of it.
I am doing research on a project I have lined up… it involves palm trees. I have no first hand experience with palm trees, but looking at all of the internet images is fun while I sit here looking out my front window. 30 below, snow and no palm trees!
I got a lot done over the last few days, finished the pines and added branches to the other trees. Filled in the edges and put some little touches here and there. I will sit it aside to make sure I am done while I decide on what type of beads to use for the edging.
I was a beautiful day, sunny and about 18 degrees above 0! Took a short walk while the sun was up.
I think we have reached the part of winter where I get antsy. I started beading the pine trees, got done with one and jumped to the door frame. The door needed more outline, it was really bugging me. Made a bare bush out of horsehair and beaded it into place under the pine trees. I found a cool raven bead and had to add that, but she needed to be doing something… dug up this antler looking piece, stained it and beaded it in place. Now, I will go finish that pine tree!
Happy New Year! I have been working on the night sky of my new beadwork. I am almost done with the sky section and making my plans for the trees. I will be adding a layer to the trunks and sewing in the branches. The layered work is tricky, a lot of it is done one bead at a time. I think I will start with the pines on the left using a bead mix of dark greens in size 15/0. I have plenty of inspiration right out my window!
We have been having an odd winter in North Pole. Last night it was 35 degrees above zero, and raining. Yep, raining. The weather man says it will be above zero for the next week. This makes for poor road conditions but saves on the heating bill.
I like that I can hide inside and work on my art. I have finished most of the snow on this piece and added a layer to a few of the tree trunks. Next I will start on the sky, glad to start working with other colors!