Carrying on, I am going to post pics of my latest work. The first, and a real favorite, is the Moon and Stars Cuff. I haven't done much bead embroidery, so I decided there was no time like the present to work on my skills, and dove right in. After completing the cuff, I know there are a few things I should have done differently. Mainly, I didn't leave enough edge on the piece, so adding the border was a real challenge. I wanted to ensure that it was a real edge, connecting the Ultrasuede lining to the embroidered front, but in some places it took some real doing to accomplish that. Lesson learned there, but I still was able to complete it to my picky satisfaction. Also, some of the embroidery is a little crowded. I will learn to space the rows a little better the more I embroider. However, all that said, it came out great, and I love it! See what you think!
The front, with a moonscape (from Bead Stalker http://beadstalkers.com/) and just a hint of the star
The left side, with the druzy star (from Heart of Stone http://www.heartofstonestudio.com/), also a flat black pearl and some other cabs and beads.
The right side, with a vintage red cab ringed nebula and a blue planet (both from Splendor in the Glass http://www.splendorintheglass.net/vintage_beads_beads_stones_cabochons_pendants_s/19554.htm)
I'll post more work tomorrow. Stay tuned for lacy earrings!