Wednesday, 27 August 2014

beads going on a diversion - 1

A few months ago Karen Ruane commented about the new fabric packet beads I had started doing for 2014. Karen works beautiful embroideries which are mainly white. She also commented again when I made my blouse of embroidered cotton lawn. I actually thought of her when I was making it...that the fabric would appeal.

So, I suggested a collaboration of sorts. I would make some white beaded fabric packet bits to send to her. As and when she felt they would work on something she was making, she could include them.

So, I have been using the offcuts of the embroidered cotton lawn to make some beaded fabric packets to send to her. It has been a good chance to try out some ideas for the daily bead project...and to see what it would be like to make enough to perhaps sell. Okay, for some I went a little bit overboard!


Both sides are different, so I tried to get a photo of them from the side. I have used the same bead twice (i.e. wbead1 + wbead2) with slight variations before moving on to another bead.

wbead1


wbead2


wbead3


wbead4


wbead5


wbead6


wbead7


wbead8


wbead9


wbead10


wbead11-lays flat, so images of both sides


wbead12-lays flat, so images of both sides


wbead13


wbead14


wbead15


wbead16


wbead17


wbead18


wbead19


wbead20


wbead21


wbead22


wbead23


wbead24


Hopefully she has received all the beads in the post today. The rest of the beads for Karen will be shown tomorrow and the following day.

3 comments:

Judith said...

What a great idea to join forces with another talented crafter (will have to have a peek at Karen's blog!) You definitely have supplied her with a super choice to work with ... J

karen said...

they are even more beautiful in real life!!! I love them, you have put so much work into them, thank you!!

Sandy said...

Oh Karen! Glad you got your computer working.
I am going to add white bead packets to my own list of things to do with beads!

Judith, you will love Karen's work. When I first found it, she had me at stitching on paper and adding it to an encrusted piece of cloth...all in white. So these things are percolating in my head to become something with my twist on it at some point.
Sandy