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« on: August 07, 2008 01:51:31 PM »

So I'm not sure if this is in the correct section to post this. It is my first attempt @ beaded embroidery and it was also my first attempt at sewing anything, so please be forgiving.
I made this for the Anatomy/Medical Swap. It is a kidney wristlet purse. It was SO much fun to make, but pretty tricky since I'm very green @ crafting. During this project, I learned how to do beaded embroidery, hand sew, use a sewing machine and attach a zipper. Lots of valuable lessons! Smiley
I hope you like it - comments/critique very welcome, I'm trying to learn! Smiley

Here's the purse...

You can see the wrist strap (ureter) in this pic:

Side detail (sorry if it's a little fuzzy.. I am not great @ holding the camera still)

Close up

Close up of the medullary pyramids:

My poor zipper... gosh that was a tougher than I had forseen

The lining of the purse... I used a burgundy zipper and red lining to add to the life-like quality Smiley

Here's the back of the fabric (why I needed lining!)

I hope you all enjoyed it! Any tips/advice for future beaded embroidery / future sewing projects welcome!! Smiley

P.S. - I hope I uploaded the pics right..
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008 02:23:46 PM »

Awesome job for a first attempt!! Can't wait to see what's next, keep crafting!!
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008 03:40:03 PM »

I saw this in the swap gallery!! It's absolutly wonderful!!  I'm glad you posted more pictures!

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008 03:43:37 PM »

That is just plain awesome. It's so "gross"/hilarious/well-done! My dad is a lung transplant recipient, and when your family deals with alllllll of the medical stuff related to that and you have a family with a weird sense of humor like I do, you gain an appreciation for stuff like this.  Tongue And the strap being the ureter has me giggling so much I'm getting weird looks from the dog. I can't believe this is your first beaded embroidery/hand sewing/machine sewing/zipper technique piece! It came out beautifully!
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008 05:35:08 PM »

soooooooo amazing, i'm also amazed that you sewed each beautiful bead on one by one by one by one.....

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008 05:36:04 PM »

That is crazy! I love it! The beading is amazing.

« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008 08:09:51 PM »

A kidney is one of the organs on my list of things to embroider, however, I dig your idea as a wristlet or even a coin purse.  UBER-FABULOUS!  Are the Renal Medullas beaded in iridescent beads or clear beads or white beads or grey?  Love that you did gold This just is great.

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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008 08:21:44 PM »

Well done! This is beautiful and I cannot BELIEVE that it's your first project. I applaud you!!


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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008 08:24:21 PM »

wow! amazing job!

« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008 09:42:30 PM »

That is so cool!  I have never tried anything with beads, but it looks like it took a lot of patience and a lot of work.
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