Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The first attempt at bead embroidery

Don't make promises you know you cannot keep... yes yes, I should have known that it is always a bad idea to say that I wouldn't try a certain technique if in that certain technique beads are involved...

I have been admiring bead embroidery for a long time. You all make wonderful jewelry with this technique and so far I have been just saying that it's something I would never ever try. Never say never, that is more than true in my case, it looks like.

So, let me show you the first ever attempt at bead embroidery. A pendant made with a beautiful magenta cabochon that I have got from Julia, surrounded by Toho seed beads sizes 8, 11, 15 and Preciosa seed beads size 15. It isn't a small piece though. It measures 7,5 x 4,5 cm (3 x 1,77"). And it still needs a proper cord, I know. Only I haven't decided yet if it's going to be a crochet rope or a leather cord.

All I can say though is that I am quite proud of it. ;) Sure, it could have been looking better, but as for the first trial it's not that bad, I hope. I'm even more proud of myself, as I haven't checked any tutorial... just made it as I thought it should have been made, so all of you who have tried this technique already can tell me now what I did wrong. ;)

bead embroidery pendant

bead embroidery pendant

bead embroidery pendant


And now it's time for me to go, so see you next time. :)


10 comments:

  1. no brawo!!!! piękna rzecz... ja tam żadnych błędów nie widzę :) kolorystyka prześliczna, lubię taką :)

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  2. It's perfectly done!! Really many compliments!!!

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  3. Pięknie! Az trudno uwierzyć , że to pierwszy raz:)A tak jest zawsze, że jak powiesz , że czegoś nie zrobisz, to i tak po jakimś czasie robisz:)))

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  4. Świetne wykonanie, i tak żywa kolorystyka... Prześliczny wisiorek ;)

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  5. Masz z czego być dumna, w życiu bym nie pomyślała, że to twój pierwszy haft koralikowy, równiutkie ściegi jak u profesjonalistki!

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  6. It´s beautiful! I think you should be really proud of yourself! I believe that the technique must be really difficult. But you can do anything and everything :)
    You are my favorite beader!!

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  7. That looks really great. I can't see that you have done something wrong. Perfect and very nice.
    Greetings
    Daniela

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  8. Precioso!!!

    http://conperlasyaloloco.blogspot.com.es/

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  9. Great job!!! Lovely! You inspired me so much that I decided to follow your blog and order my supplies for MY first bead embroidery project- one I have contemplated for nearly a year!
    Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  10. I agree with Julia... it's beautiful. I also agree that you're my favorite header . My philosophy is that the artist does nothing wrong in producing an art piece, and you are definitely a very fine artist. So what if there is any method or technique used that isn't what somebody else would do... that's what the artist chose to do to reach the desired outcome so that was the correct way to do it for this time. Of course, I can't see a thing you did that could possibly be considered "wrong" anyway.

    Just plain beautiful!!!!!

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