While I was dithering about my sun project, I finished up the beading on my little stems. That project was part of several similar pieces I did with a lot of the same fabrics. The largest of those became the background for a Jeweled Memory for my daughter-in-law. I’m pretty sure I’ve shown you how I add vintage jewelry to a quilted piece in order to display it rather than let it lay forgotten in a drawer somewhere.
This is what I had and I think it’s okay, but I hadn’t shipped it back to Casey because I wasn’t totally happy with it. My daughter once again helped me to see the obvious.
The jewelry needed more beads, just like I had added to the smaller piece…OH, hello!
Try putting the jewelry ON the smaller piece. See if it makes more of a statement that way.
And how about mounting it on a canvas…a nice taupe colored canvas, not white!
Something like this…
Still moving pieces around–lots to choose from in a grandmother’s collection!
Look at this gorgeous hunk of beauty…
And could we leave out this cute little guy?
I’m quite happy with the smaller sized piece with the jewelry added. The beading I did on it shows that my subconscious is a powerful thing…THAT’S why it needed the beads! Worth those broken needles and poked fingers now.
As soon as I do the finishing details, this piece will really and finally be finished! If I can just remember to add it to my gallery pages…