Sunday, April 12, 2009

Back to Neutral

This piece was inspired by one of our EG members, Daphne's 'Low Tide' article for Stitches magazine (#42). I'm forever filling my pockets with treasures found whilst walking on the beach, so had an ample supply of broken shells to play with.

Gather a collection of mixed neutral coloured beads, all shapes & sizes

Tip: Stick adhesive backed sheet magnet to a mint tin lid to hold your beading needles safely

Collect up all your neutral coloured threads, here you can see rayons, stranded cottons, coton perle #5 & #8, & variegated threads which create lovely effects.

Use accent beads like these quartz crystal & tiger's eye chips

or luscious freshwater pearls

or even coloured ones like these

I really enjoyed working on this project & it's another one where you just make it up as you go along, basically you recreate with the help of beads the accumulation of shells & pebbles that you see in between the rocks & crevices at low tide.

another work in progress

10 comments:

Angela Sturm said...

Your embroidery is so inspiring and neat. I love the combination of shells, pearls and embroidery !

Gaby Bee said...

Wonderful to see you back, Gisele!
Your embroidery is terrific! Love how you incorporate shells and pearls into your artwork. You never cease to amaze me!

Gaby xo

Mary said...

Hi Gisele! So glad to see you again! Your new work is amazing, just gorgeous. Please keep posting pics.

Viola said...

Welcome back, Gisele! Your new artwork looks fabulous! Really gorgeous!! :o)

Emily said...

Those are really amazing!

Jo in NZ said...

stunning, Stunning ,STUNNING! and now I have the answer to my question on stitching fingers. I guess you used actual limpets as a structure to weave over. I love seascapes, and yours in the neutral palette are inspiring.

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I ‘am speechless, it’s so gorgeous.

Jacky said...

Amazing...I love the neutrals. What a lovely way to keep/display all of those little treasures.

Jacky.

Lenna Andrews said...

Gisele, This is a breathtakingly beautiful piece. I adore it!
: ) lenna

Gretz said...

How Gorgeous are these!!