Arizona Wild Flower
I have been working on the small painted canvas fron the class I took at The West (my LNS Tucson). It is a really pretty design and the beading is really an experience.
The photo is the model that we saw in class. Cassie Prescott of Sundance Designs was our instructor. I loved the framing on this. It was just perfect for the design.
This an unusual view. I wanted you to see the height of the beads. There are two beads stacked together and it really has a different effect for the beads. The bottom bead is larger than the top. To attach them I came up through both beads and them went down through the bottom bead. Not being a beader I don’t think I would have thought to do this but I love the way it looks.
I am now working on getting the flower petals done before I go back to the beads.
I have completed the wine color on these petals and now am struggling with the yellow. the stitch is not difficult but the yellow is almost all compensation and it is making my brain really work. the petals are worked in floss with the small stitches done in Highlights. I don’t really like Highlights as is it a thin metallic and I have to use two strands. It does give a nice touch of metallic to the flowers. As usual the camera washes out the glint from the metallic.