" GLORIOUS " beadwork - bead embroidery and bead weaving presented. As Battle Group B and A are still to be listed it will be a few days before the Battle begins in earnest.
I have favorites to be sure and I am honored at the comments left on my submission by some of the leaders in our arena. As a first time submitter I was not expecting such a positive response and lovely comments. If I make it to Round 3 - I will be honored.
The Bead Embroidery process for The Morrigan
The use of Bugle beads was the time consuming part of this project. As each bugle had a bead inserted to keep the bugles from cutting the thread it was a time consuming aspect to the feathers. Additionally each bugle was " couched " with the couching stitch to keep them laying flat. The Black on Black was the hardest part and required " mucho eye drops " to keep the piece in focus. But all in all - I am pleased with her. I will take a photograph of the original paper draft and how she modified herself from the paper pattern to the final pattern.
For me..... this is my " Game of Thrones" piece.
What is left on the board...... four projects. A knife sheath in Bead Embroidery for my SCA garb, a Bead Embroidery on Cotton Cording piece in Lavender - Purple and Greens and to finish perfecting my CRAW skills to finish my hand cabbed Azurite - Malachite piece....and finally - The Turtatella Agate to finish the " Chain of Office " submission for the SCA Crown. I'm a glutton.
The Bead Dream winners along with the Best of Show pieces have been posted and you can find them at :
Now that is some beadwork......
Now for a little closing humor: