Monday, March 11, 2013


It has been 6 months since I last blogged, got rushy-busy and complacent about writing and many things happened including the death of my dad in November. But now I'm back and sorting out my Twitter and Tumblr account which were dormant for years. 

Here is the second beaded collar that I was talking about in my last post! The lovely customer (friend) who commissioned this was the same person who wanted the black collar. Beading took over 400 hours and includes Japanese tiny seed beads in gold, pink-lined and pearly white. The lace is an antique, possibly Edwardian era. I carefully covered every space of the lace with beads and my hands cramped after this was completed (still does a little). My sister saw the work in progress and asked if I would do another. My reply was 'probably not!'

Completed front.

Back of the collar.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This is lovely and so well done! I can relate to a project that takes literally hundreds of hours - I once made a beaded amulet bag with the tiniest knitting needles... oye... vey... great final outcome but I'm with you - will I ever do another project like that? Probably not. ;) Very well done. Sorry to hear about your loss! I hope you were able to reconnect with family during that time as maybe a silver lining to it all.

Happy creating! ~Dawn