Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My "Images" YOJ Piece, Iconic Silver Fern.

Well here it is... my twist on the "images" yoj theme, I decided to use an Iconic Image we are all used to seeing.
The Silver Fern,
I did send it to the beadaholic comp but alas not a mention, never mind. I used the herringbone stitch and made all the leaves individually and then sewed them all together with graduated swaroski bicones, it all took awhile... and then attached a brooch pin at the back...phew... I still love it!!! Now this pic is the first of my "tease" on the TM board and took me about 3 1/2 hours to make last night and measures 38 inches long....
This piece of the necklace uses "the chevron chain stitch" with sz 15 hermatite, sz 11 silver lined seed beads and then a couple of silver glass pearls, a black 12mm czech & 2 pale gold czech beads.
So now onto the second part of the necklace, which I will post in a day or so. Hugs leeanne.

Monday, November 16, 2009

My Curvy Brooch Pin - Finally

Hi girls, I have finally got around to getting this picture up of my Yoj Piece, it's a brooch of course :). I had rather a mental block with that months theme.

I was thinking about Melbourne Cup Day and all the pretty flowers, hats, clothing and thought about doing this brooch. So off hunting I went... into the abyss called my store room, jeeesss forgot how dark it was in there lol. But anyhow I found a lil bit of Blue/Green ribbon, some blue organza ribbon, some felt and then went on a peruse though the bead stash, wha la! selection made and off I went.

Gathering ribbon, stitching in beads & sequins, then free forming the cuvry bits then it needed something..... hmmm....found it!!! one of Junes lovely sew on Rivoli Beads... Perfect! Done!

But its only taken me weeks!!! to get the picture done, camera battery (power charged) needed replacing grrrr.....excuses excuses but never the less all done now.

It is different and might have a go at a couple more but let me know what you think :) Just the Photos a bit iffy.....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Out of Africa Necklace

Created this and posted picture to Tm MB but Jen can't view pictures so posted here for her as well. I have used finger coral and fresh water pearls with copper accents.