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white_lilyblossom
« on: February 09, 2012 02:10:07 AM »

My first try at bead embroidery. I saw some great things online and thought I'd give it a try. It's a bit on the huge side so I don't know who would actually wear it, but I'm rather satisfied with my first attempt. The "stones" are polymer clay (first time touching that since I was about five... not really satisfied with that part but oh well). Let me know what you think!


I used Robin Atkin's awesome tutorial, which you can find as a free e-book online, to learn the basics.
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012 02:46:42 AM »

It's a big statement ethnic piece, I'm sure there are plenty of people who'd wear it: me for instance!
I like it, full of earthy colours.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012 04:19:59 AM »

Antidigger: Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it. I myself wouldn't wear something this large, I think it takes a lot more self-confidence than I have! But I'm glad to hear you would wear it!

Twinkle409: I have to say I don't really understand what you meant - I didn't use an existing pattern, just sort of whinged it as I went.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012 05:03:25 AM »

This is beautiful!  It would be fabulous with the right outfit.  I'd wear it, too!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012 06:31:40 AM »

Thank you! If I would wear it, it would have to be over a simple black tee or dress, since it has a prominent presence.
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012 10:39:30 AM »

It's definitely a statetement piece! Love the colors.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012 01:20:42 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012 07:29:21 AM »

I can't believe this is your first embroidery piece, just stunning.
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2012 05:01:15 PM »

You could totally s--l that necklace! I think you need to keep making more!
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white_lilyblossom
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2012 01:25:22 AM »

Thank you both! You are too kind.
KLKing - I am actually making another one at the moment, for my mom. It'll be smaller, more simple and with a different colour scheme, since my mom doesn't wear "big" jewelry, but I'm quite excited about how it's turning out so far. I'll be sure to post it when I finish!
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