Have you ever wondered how was it to live in a different century? What did we wear, what were we interested in, what did we do in our free time? History fascinates us and very often inspires. However, the Middle Ages weren’t the ones which inspired today’s project, the medievalism of it started to show its face during the work.
Are you enchanted by beads? Are you just begining your adventure with bead embroidery? Are you admiring different projects and telling yourself it looks complicated? Don’t be discouraged! Start with something small, not demanding and not time-consuming. What about earrings?
I wrote Today’s post for myself, but first and foremost for all of you who have just began your adventure with beads. When I started the Internet was the first sourse, where I looked for some information, but there was still some basic knowledge missing…
I’m sure you have already noticed that I like to convert useless things into useful ones and I think twice before I decide to throw something away. I know, I know, I repeat myself, but recycling is always trendy. In the case of this necklace I would even dare to say that it is in fact upcycling. But let’s start from the begining.
Inspiration is a very important thing for every craftsman, because you can’t create without an idea. With the little experience I have I must say that it is hard to find some inspiration, but I’m sure about one thing, nature is full of inspirations, especially in spring when everything blossoms. So the inspiration for today’s necklace was nature itself, specifically speaking, one particular beautiful insect – dragonfly.
One day I thought that the peyote stitch can be an interesting topic to explore, for instance due to it’s name… have you ever wondered why the peyote stitch is called peyote? Let’s see.
Everything started with turquoise cabochon. I have never embroidered with a peyote stitch and decided that bezeling the cabochon would be a perfect begining. A small cabochon pendant bezeled with beads – it was supposed to be a quick and easy project, it was supposed to be…but was it? Check that out 🙂
After the bead crochet, here comes a new challenge – herringbone stitch. It wasn’t planned from the very beginning, I haven’t made the list of techniques and stitches I’m going to learn. I just try out the things I come across, that is the things I like:) You are welcome to join me in my first encounter with herrigbone stitch.