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« on: March 05, 2012 08:50:57 AM »

So this is my first challenge entry (yay!) and I'm as excited as I am nervouse about it. Smiley When I first read the opposites description for this challenge I thought of how often what we see in the mirror is the opposite of that others see (for better or worse) and with that in mind started to think things up. While my first idea didn't work out I'm so in love with this charm. The swan and her reflection are cross stitched on 30 count canvas and measure 27mm across by 38mm down. It took me about two hours to draw up a pattern I was happy with another two to stitch it than maybe two more putting it in the charm so a total of six hours at most.

These photos are a bit better, having been taken with my camera instead of my iPad. I did change it from a silver chain to a 18in ribbon. Again the color is truer in the one I'm wearing, which oddly enough came out better than any of the ones that came out on my camera. Thanks everyone for looking and the amazing comments!

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And me wearing it.

C&C welcome!
« Last Edit: March 05, 2012 05:09:39 PM by Cloverlilly » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012 10:00:05 AM »

It looks beautiful on. Have you protected it in any way? It's quite shiny in places

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012 11:48:14 AM »

Thank you! It's sealed in a fabric glue that isn't water soluble, its nearly a gel and it did add a lot more shine to it than I expected but it's less of one than resin would have left.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012 02:15:31 PM »

So beautiful! I couldn't imagine stitching something that tiny. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012 03:13:34 PM »

beautiful job!! hitting "this rocks"!

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012 06:57:25 PM »

Ah very cute Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012 07:11:04 PM »

This is gorgeous! This is the first time I've seen cross-stitch used as a cabochon/pendant style item, and it is really beautiful!

I would love to do a personal swap for stuff for my lonely, empty walls!
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012 07:58:26 PM »

Thank you all for the great comments!!
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012 11:20:36 AM »

That is so neat! Good work Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2012 01:50:13 PM »

This is really neat!  I like the effect of the fabric glue over your stitches.  At first glance, it looked like you beaded the swan.

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