Monday, June 25, 2012

Finished piece from Sherry Serafini's book

Yesterday, I announced a big Summer give away of not ONE but TWO of Sherry Serafini's books.  Well, I was very obsessed yesterday to finish the piece.  I chose her project "Black Widow Collar".  I used the template she provided in the book and even completed the project as written.  She has you trace the template onto beading fabric before cutting it out.  Good idea, but I am so use to cutting it out first that to me the finish piece didn't look right as I like beading all the way to the edge.  It did help with handling the piece giving it more stability, but I believe that with my next project from her book, I am going to cut out part of the template so that at least I have total coverage around the edges without having to embellish it too much.

I decided to really deck out the bottom portion of the piece by using the glass pearls I bought at Stoney Creek Beads while up in Michigan.  I had to do it about three times before I got the beads to lay just right.  I had to also do the edging on one side, and then the other side so that the glass pearls aligned just right. 

And yes!  This is one of the dress forms that I bought at the Worthington Rectory Yard Sale.  It is perfect for displaying jewelry or taking pictures.  I did buy another one, but I am letting my friend Larissa have that one for her corset business.  You have got to look at her site WildeHunt Corsetry.  Your eyes are going to pop out with all the luscious work she does.

So in case you didn't see my post from yesterday, you can click HERE to get to the post about the give away.  Please read the rules and leave a comment if you wish to win one of Sherry's fabulous books.


TorqueStory said...

Wow, Dot, that is spectacular. It would take me three months to do something like that. I love the colors and your focal, too.

Joann Loos said...

Good interpretation. Very nice work!

char said...

What a fantastically beautiful piece! Wow, what a beautiful job...that did it for I WILL do another collar. Thanks! Happy Beading1!!