A new fractal image to work with. Very monochromatic but interesting shapes and design. This time I will increase the impact the beadwork has on the finished piece.
I have used a sheet of EQ printable cotton. The larger size – 13″ x 19″ which is the most my wide body printer can manage. My heart pounds when I feed the paper in and start printing – you never know if the printer will stick, the ink will suddenly dry up, the edges will get caught, blobs of black will land on the paper. Any number of nasties could happen so it’s very nerve wracking to watch the fabric sheet slowly emerge.
However, it printed just fine.
Now I need to sandwich and baste it together ready for hand quilting. And start designing beadwork to enhance the image.
Here is the mix I put together for the Bead Soup Blog Party.
The focal bead is a self supporting beaded star made with size 11 delicas and size 15 seed beads. Along with a matching clasp. The star was inspired by Jean Power’s technique of joining distorted squares. I added the bail so the star can be hung on a rope or chain.
Around the star are the co-ordinating delicas, seed beads and Swarovski crystals.
This package went off to Shirley Moore. Go and see her blog – Beads and Bread. She is sending me a package of Bead Soup in exchange.
Here is a peyote cuff she made – a Rainfall of Color.