Thursday, August 31, 2006
I started the center seam on the other side of my kimono. I chose this design because it reminds me of so many of the pine tree designs you see on Japanese items. I like how the larger beads fade from dark to light (they're laid out to the left of the seam). The seed beads are metallic and kind of copper-colored, but don't show up well on all the fabrics. So on the blue fabric, for instance I'm using some darker brown seed beads. I'll have to choose which seed beads to use as I work my way down the seam.