Friday, July 11, 2008

Art Deco Project Update

I wanted to focus on the Egyptian revivalism part of the Art Deco movement.

I planned a pretty delicate bracelet, but have put the idea off because of the expense of metal beads. So I decided to try a bead embroidered cuff.

I have this huge scarab from my Egyptian expedition and lots of turquoise and red beads! I sketched a few motifs on the stiff stuff as a kind of guide.

I'm a painfully slow bead embroiderer though. Here's how far I've gotten.

14 comments:

  1. Looks great! Bead embroidery is sooo slow, I feel your pain. :-)

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  2. Wow! That really looks great. I really am in awe of your work. I can't do bead embroidery. Well, let me rephrase that....I don't like doing bead embroidery. I did it once and found that was not my cuppa tea. Can't wait to see your beautiful cuff completed.

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  3. It's a great start. Thanks for letting us peak at your work in progress.

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  4. love that scarab! i think this is going to be a FAB-U-LOUS piece! can't wait to see the finished product.!

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  5. I haven't ever tried bead embroidery. It looks like fun, but I'm just afraid of it becoming another addiction. :-)

    I love what you've done so far! Can hardly wait to see the finished piece.
    :-)

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  6. Love it! My talents do not include beading. Just breading. LOL

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  7. It looks gorgeous so far - I have designed a peyote stitch cuff - just waiting on the beads to arrive - but after seeing this - not so sure I want to enter...lol.

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  8. Love scarabs :-) looking forward to seeing how it turns out!!! :-)

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  9. This is a gorgeous start! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

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  10. It's going to be stunning, Sarah!

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  11. ooooooo This promises to be another spectacular thebeadedlily EBWC entry! I love that you show no fear in your work, Sarah :D

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  12. I appreciate every bit of encouragement I get ya'll. Especially on this piece because it's just so slow!

    Julie-- you better!

    CD Thank you! Never thought of it that way before. My jewelry is an extenuation of my fashion sense-- which is pretty fearless. Funny thing is, I'm not like that in any other avenue. I'm a regular scaredy cat:)

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  13. This project is nice! I wish you good luck.. I do hope you will be able to finish it... it looks like a lot of hard work. By the way, I really like your stuff. I haven`t read all your posts yet but do you have any posts on beading basics for beginners like me? It would really help if you could share some of your experiences. I have yet to post about my interest in beading though in my other blog.

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  14. Kikamz-- I just sow this and a few of your other comments:) I don't have and beading basics posts, but I'll think on it ans see what I can come up with:)

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