Thursday, March 3, 2011

Current Project

History Lesson
A large percentage of my fabric comes from a custom drapery maker, Angie. Along with her drapery business and her teaching, Angie owns an absolutely wonderful boutique ~ She's Super Woman...and she also makes it possible for local folks to purchase my beaded pillows.  Cool, right? Angie supplies me with fabric sample books and I bring one-of-a-kind  beaded pillows back to her boutique.

Current Project
One day a few weeks back I came across this wonderful fabric sample called "Orchid." I knew I wanted to make it into a pillow and sew on tons of beads. It looks like a very time consuming project, doesn't it?  Well, it's probably going to take me a while, but I have a good start. I found a nice fabric for the back and have gotten the pillow sewn together. It is 11" x 14.

Yesterday the beading process began utilizing the yellow seed beads you can see in an earlier post. I am also using faux pearls in the center of some of the orchids.

Eventually I'll bring orange and red iridescent, pink, ecru and green seed beads into the mix.....and one day "Orchid" will be available in my Etsy shop. If you would like to reserve "Orchid" for yourself or have questions about this current project, just leave a comment.


Christie Cottage said...

Beautiful work!

I am following your blog now.


The Beaded Pillow said...

Thanks so much Jacki!