Hello, everyone! Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins!
Today's topic? More show and tell from Art Every Day Month. I was a busy, busy girl these past few days. My novel fell completely by the wayside as I discovered a new passion... bead embroidery.
This is one of the first beaded cabochon projects I've ever made. I used a sew-on rhinestone, layered sequins, lots of seed beads, and some terrific black vinyl fabric I got from JoAnn Fabrics.
I love the design and the colors, and I learned a lot from this project -- including that I should leave some room for extra thread in my beads, because otherwise, they can break when I add the necklace portion! Fixable, but not fun.
This is the second cabochon I've ever done, and the first time I've ever put the backing on (I did the backing on the other piece when I knew what I was doing). It was intimidating at first, but when I got going, it turned out to be fun and easy!
I love the colors on this, and the back of it is so clean and flawless. I'm very happy with this project, and I can't wait to try another one... with some sequin fringe.
If you're wondering where I learned to bead cabochons, it was from Jamie Cloud Eakin's book, Beading With Cabochons. I love this book! I don't want to return it to the library, and I want her next book for my collection.
And finally... one of my WIP Wednesday necklaces is finished! I love how it turned out. The little red sequins at the bottom were the perfect finishing touch. I'm happy to have this project finished, and I'm itching to do another one with the first neck wire I made. I'm not sure what direction I'll take it in, but rest assured, it will be sparkly.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a sequintastic Saturday, and while you're here, check out my very first Featured Friday post. Believe me, you'll be glad you did!
(Also, be sure to see what the talented Artists in Blogland have been up to.)