The paisley designs in Kristi's focal inspired me to try making my own paisleys. I started with my basic snowflakes & stars, then working the paisley shape around them.
I currently plan to have five paisleys in my final design. So far I've managed to stitch up four.
Also played with a lot of ideas about how to work the copper focal into the piece. I wanted to use it as the closure, but its hole is just a little too small to fit a toggle through.
I've started working on the background; planning to fill it in with random right angle weave with my dark blue bead mix. going to sprinkle some stars through the background. And the focal will sit on top like a full, round moon.
That's the theory anyways.
So, another work in progress - guess that gives me another blog post a little later. The good and the bad. Hopefully the process is interesting!
And in the meantime, check out all of finished pieces by the other participants in Kristi's hop:
|Paisley laid out onto my design mockup - lots of stitching to go!|
Oh my goodness! It's going to be great, I just know it. Please let me know when it is finished.ReplyDelete
It's going to be fantastic:-)
All those rusty colors-the perfect match-the shot in 'ten':-)
And additionally-that fine freeform of the piece-it will be really wonderful.I can hardly wait for the final effect.
Oh, dear - this is gorgeous, I can't wait for you to finish the whole piece, please let us know when you do!ReplyDelete
I think this looks really nice already! Can't wait to see the finished product. I like how you are "echoing" the paisly design from the focal into the other parts of the piece.ReplyDelete
I love it! Love how you actually beaded the paisley! So beautiful! I love the seed beads and how they feed off of the colors in the original component. It's more texture on top of the texture. Can't wait to see it finished, but I know that all of those seed beads take a lot of work. --DianeReplyDelete
That's amazing. I don't know how you can do that and not rip all your hair out and run down the street naked insane. Looks awesome so far. I def want to see the finished piece.ReplyDelete
What you've got going is very cool. I can't wait to see it finished. Thanks so much for joining me on my Hop!ReplyDelete
Oh I just love the paisley donut you received! I have been admiring that pattern since Kristi made them as cones!ReplyDelete
It is so creative that you made seed beaded paisleys to match! How very clever! You ventured down a very labor intensive path! I can't wait to see the design completed! Looks amazing so far!
Everything takes longer than expected. Can't wait to se it finished.ReplyDelete
You didn't finish the piece, but what you did do is gorgeous so far -- and that's what counts! I can only imagine how cool it's going to be when it's finished.ReplyDelete
Good way to suck in readers. I'm following now so I can see the finished product. : )ReplyDelete
Oh Karen this is going to be stunning!!!ReplyDelete
I just love the paisley! How did you do that?? LOLReplyDelete
Thank you all for your kind words regarding my latest work in progress. PyxeeStyx, I can honestly say that I did not plan it just to grab new readers. :)ReplyDelete
I knew I'd only have a day, day and a half to stitch. So I kept telling myself I was going to make a choker. I knew I could complete a choker in the time I had. But I didn't want to make a choker. So I compromised, and decided to work on the component parts - paisleys and stars and worry about final form later. And somewhere along the way, it definitively morphed from choker to incipient capelet, much to the amusement of my husband and local friends. :)
I can't wait to see the finished piece!!!ReplyDelete
Oh, oh, oh, I so love your change to a button! I can already tell this is going to be one of my all time favs of your designs. The colors and designs are awesome!!! Way to go, girl!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing. I love what you are doing with your donut...I also really enjoyed going to the other sites and seeing all the amazing pieces that others in the challenge did...awesome!!!ReplyDelete
I love the way you're using your donut! It looks beautiful with the beaded center!ReplyDelete