Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday: The Mystery Project (II)

Welcome to another Work In Progress Wednesday at Saturday Sequins!

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments on the Mystery Project last week! Today I'm going to show you the second half.



Here it is! Most of it was done over the course of two days. This explains why I haven't been online so much -- I wanted to get a handle on this project before I got seriously into my Bead Soup projects.

(That, and I was busy with the first season of Veronica Mars. What a fantastic show! I give it a 4.5 out of five sequins.)

The design is similar to the first one, but I don't plan to make them identical. Not only would I miss the improvisational aspect of bead embroidery, but I have some serious love for asymmetry in jewelry design.

Does that conclude today's WIP Wednesday, you ask? Why, no! I've decided to show the whole project so far. This will give you a pretty good idea of what it is.

Are you ready?

Because here it is!




My next steps will be to fill in the rest of the beading, trim the base material, sew on the backing, and decide on any extra embellishments. I'd like to finish this piece by the end of this month because I've got some special plans for it, which I'll share in the near future.

That concludes today's WIP Wednesday! Thanks for reading, thanks for being awesome, and have a sequintastic day!

18 comments:

  1. Oooh is it a collar?! It's gorgeous either way!

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  2. A collar is my guess, too. It's beautiful! You must bead 24/7 to accomplish so much.

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    1. A collar is exactly what it is!

      Thanks -- I don't bead 24/7 yet, but I'm working up to it. Have to build up that shoulder strength. ;)

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  3. SO beautiful! I love bead embroidery and I was involved in the bead journal project for a few months last year. It did get away from me though because it is so tedious. I admire your fortitude!

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    1. Thanks! :)

      I'd love to see your bead embroidery. Got any links to it?

      Bead embroidery appeals to my OCD side, I'm learning. And it goes by so quickly with the right shows to watch.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished project. Love your work!

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    1. Thank you! This is a great compliment coming from such a talented bead embroiderer. <3

      I can't wait to see the finished project, either. I finally figured out what I want to do for the clasp... now I just have to decide on what the front will look like!

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  5. Wow! You're making incredibly fast progress on this! I am so impressed. Thanks for the recommendation of Cyndi Lavin's book. I picked up a couple of chapters yesterday.

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    1. You're welcome, Karen! Another person to check out is Robin Atkins, the lady who does the bead journal project. She has a free download of one of her books.

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  6. Amazing, the result is so unique! Can;t wait to see the finished work!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I'll be excited to share the finished project. :)

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  7. Your work is impeccable and beyond beautiful. What a lovely collar this would make. Looking forward to seeing the ultimate finished product, as I know it will be breathtaking. :)

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  8. A few lovely words on my blog - who is it...? Let's take a look. And what I see is awesome! Such a detailed work with such small-sized beads! Great work!
    Greetings, Michi

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    1. Danke, Michi!

      Thanks for visiting! I'm so impressed with your lampworked beads. :)

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  9. Wonderful colorway :)
    Greetings,
    -Eva Maria

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    1. Thank you! :)

      I'm always surprised at the color combinations I come up with -- in a good way.

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