Thursday, July 05, 2007
You can see my Bead Journal Project entry for June. I'm not really sure what I think of the finished piece... I certainly have a lot to learn. I have never filled a shaped with sequins, and I'm not sure a solid shape like the moon was a good choice.... I really enjoyed using all different blue beads for the water, although I struggled with wanting better-defined lines, which would have required all seed beads, or having fun with the different sizes of beads and not having the line effect I was going for. I had planned to have leaves or flowers floating on the water, but with the water beads being so big, it seemed like it would look like the water was floating on the leaves/flowers. I had also planned to fill in the water with lots of different embroidery threads, but thought it would take away from the beads and maybe be too "busy."
Things I would say I learned from this piece:
Beads behave differently than threads.(This may seem like a "duh", but it surprised me)
Sequins fill areas in a more airy way, than in a solid way.
Portions of the design that are done in beads tend to come forward, unbeaded areas recede.
Every piece doesn't have to be a masterpiece (thank goodness!)
I need to play more. (yay!)
Happy Stitching and Beading,