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Topic: ooh, Sparkly colors! Beaded butterflies  (Read 9928 times)
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« on: June 08, 2009 02:25:06 PM »

I'm not sure that this is conventional "needlework," but I did it with a needle, so it seemed appropriate. I had been making some inchies with some sequins, and I saw anew the glory and splendor that are these shiny little wonders. I started sewing some onto a piece of brown batik cloth, and it looked totally garbagey.... I searched my stash and found this butterfly print that I was planning on making an apron out of. A lightbulb went on, and I decided to make some ornaments or something out of it instead because let's face it: I suck at sewing BIGTIME. Here are the results. I made one yesterday and one today.






My curious husband in the background. He's usually asleep when I craft and take photos....




lol ignore the extra set of teeth in the background....

Haha, I'm probably going to be making a lot of these in the next couple weeks...It's how I roll (>.<)
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009 02:27:11 PM »

Very, very pretty!  Sparkle and color, two of my fav. things put together!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009 02:33:47 PM »

Really cute!
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009 02:36:32 PM »

Wisted!  And I'm not a huge "Ooooh, sparkly!"-type of person, but I love this!  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009 02:44:11 PM »

Ahhh! Beautiful!! A bunch in the next couple weeks? It would take me weeks just to make one, I bet!
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009 03:05:54 PM »

Oh, so pretty! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009 03:17:43 PM »

I love how the beads just make it pop out. It looks great!
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009 04:43:53 PM »

Sequins and butterflies, my two favorite things!  These are beautiful! I must make some of these!  I'm putting this in my favorites!
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009 05:37:51 PM »

So pretty! I love sequins, and the beads you used go together so well with them. These would look awesome on a tote bag.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009 05:43:04 PM »

Oooo, very pretty!
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2009 07:16:39 PM »

Jewel-encrusted butterflies.  Lovely!  They would definitely make fabulous ornaments.

(And the pics you posted of you and your husband are awesome. Cheesy)
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2009 01:44:11 AM »

Yeah, you really suck at sewing! I don't believe you!  Roll Eyes Tongue  Grin

Amazing! I am in love.  Sewing sequins on ANYTHING is hard. 
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2009 05:04:15 AM »

Yeah, you really suck at sewing! I don't believe you!  Roll Eyes Tongue  Grin

Amazing! I am in love.  Sewing sequins on ANYTHING is hard. 

Haha, I mean sewing REAL things like clothes etc. on the machine. I can handsew okay.... I trust my hands, but not that dag-blasted sewing machine. I want to throw it out the flippin' window 95% of the time
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2009 05:08:30 AM »

these are awesome!! great work!
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2009 06:29:24 AM »

I want them!!!  They're beautiful!
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2009 08:09:01 AM »

Love the pictures! Cheesy I love all the beadwork. So pretty!
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2009 08:44:25 AM »

well i hit this rocks button because it does.  I love butterflies! plus that extra set of teeth amazing XP 
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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2009 09:58:59 AM »

So gorgeous and colorful and sparkly!  I just love them!  Perfect ornaments for anything!
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2009 04:52:11 PM »

Gooooorrrgeous!  I love all the beading and sequins... so pretty!  The pics of your hubby cracked me up... looks like something mine would do! LOL!
These butterflies would be amazing on a throw pillow, too... and those are easy to sew. Smiley  Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2009 10:11:57 PM »

That's really cute! I love it, it's so colorful.
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2009 04:19:58 AM »

Gorgeous!  I love sparkles -- and butterflies.  These are a perfect combo!  Cheesy 
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2009 12:32:19 PM »

They are beautiful! Really great work, thanks for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2009 01:27:47 PM »

Oh thats awesome.
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« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2009 01:35:51 PM »

These are cool, i love them
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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2009 01:37:12 PM »

Those are so amazingly awesome!!! They look like something you could buy from a store! I love 'em.
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« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2009 01:44:45 PM »

If I were you, I'd be sewing these to everything. When I ran out of things to sew them onto, I'd start gluing them onto things. Love the colours, love butterflies, love sparkle, love everything about them.
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« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2009 02:12:34 PM »

Soooo pretty!! You have such an imagination!
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« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2009 06:28:47 PM »

These are fabulous, great job!  I'll have to show them to a work friend of mine...she's addicted to butterflies and she'll flip over these!
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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2009 10:03:15 AM »

Love the pictures! They made me laugh!


I love the shine on it, too! Looks like it took some time!
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« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2010 05:48:22 PM »

I saw you mentioned in beekers post so I had to come check out some of your stuff! I LOVE these butterflies!
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« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2010 07:29:33 AM »

So pretty! I love shiny, sparkly things!
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« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2010 04:01:07 AM »

Lovely lovely!

We've been working on butterflies a whole lot for the butterfly project in the holocaust exhibition in 2012. (There is a thread here in the crafting for good causes section somewhere).

I have sourced lots of lovely butterflies online to colour in and have now found a way to transfer them neatly onto fabric using a "china marking pencil" (this is much like a kohl eye pencil) to trace around the outines onto baking parchment, then iron on reverse to transfer it.

Having just see what you've done with all the sparkles I now feel inspired to create something of my own Smiley thanks!
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« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2010 09:35:18 AM »

Butterflies + sparkles & beads = a great project!
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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2010 08:15:07 PM »

Oooh! I really love those. I would love to have a jean jacket with an applique of these on it.
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« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2010 05:28:29 AM »

These are beautiful. I love butterflies and beads and add the two together and well, there's nothing better. Awesome job on these...
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« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2010 05:06:54 AM »

ZOMG WANT!  Love it love it love!! wisted AND favorited!! woo!

ps your hubby is hilarious.... lol
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« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2010 03:06:31 PM »

Gorgeous !  Can't believe you made these so quickly they look amazing
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« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2010 07:10:11 PM »

pretty crafty! love it!!
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« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2010 07:33:08 PM »

I absolutely adore this butterfly!!!
It's so bright, bold, sparkling & freaking AWESOME!!
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« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2010 04:34:11 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2010 09:20:50 PM »

I'll admit, i'm like a crow - I like sparkly things.  And I like these! So sparkly, but not trashy sparkly!  Great job!
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