Several of my projects are at the point where they need beads. Sometimes I know exactly which beads will work best and other times…well, let’s just say that I enjoy reviewing every. single. bead. that. I. own.
This one was decided pretty quickly–almost! I will be using black beads, but do I want the tiny ones or the ones that are a bit larger?
It was the large bead that inspired me to do a little thread sketching for this small (5 x 7) piece.
I’m pretty sure that I want to fill in the ‘buildings’ with the brightly colored beads in the tube. That’s one good thing about beading. If I don’t like it, it’s easy enough to remove them and try something else.
I really want to make the correct choices for this piece. I definitely feel that beads are needed, but I’m not sure about placement OR color.
I think some lines radiating out from the two main circles…multi-colored? Muted and darker? Orange? Still making decisions about this one and since it is painted fabric, it’s harder to re-do if I change my mind. If I bead through a painted area and then take it out, the little hole remains and will show. So for these type projects, I want all my decisions made before I start.
Lovely little piece of embroidered fabric that I’m using in the 5 x 7 size. I just want to pump it up with some beads.
I think a mix of beads that reflect the colors of the flowers will work well.
Now that I have a few beads out and ready, I have to actually get the work done. I’m hoping the weather cooperates and I can sit outside on the deck for some relaxing handwork time!
Oh, no—the grass is growing!!!! Maybe not quite so much relaxing time…sigh!