Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Finished! South Beach Reflections

I am really enjoying working on all these big bead embroidery collars.  I guess I had forgotten how much I love the challenge of a big project.  The cabochon I used for this new collar is from Marti Conrad. When she shared the photo of these new fish pendents, I knew I just had to have at least one of them.  With this project, I wanted to spend more time on texture of the collar.  I had a base all beaded out and then enjoyed adding little loops between the size 11 black seed beads.  To match the colors in the pendent, I also got out what few remaining sequins I had bought on my trip to NYC several years ago.  When I finished the fringe, it didn't look complete to me, so I added another layer of smaller net type fringe to complete.  With my other collars, I had questioned myself about how to add a clasp.  I had wonderful suggestions, and someone mentioned those tube closing.  I have several for future square stitch projects that I bought at 1 Stop, and after pulling the bag out and looking at it, I was convinced it would work well.  But I wasn't certain until I actually wore it for a day.  It feels really great on the back of the neck, and is so easy to fasten.  Double plus on this account.




4 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

It's a gorgeous piece. I especially love the colorway. Quite an appropriate name too.
xx, Carol

char said...

Beautiful, love how it turned out. Great job!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The fish really is a beautiful detail! You are so talented...this is quite a work of art!

TorqueStory said...

So glad the tube closure worked out!