Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Swan ~ A Work in Progress

My current pillow project has a little something extra; my mom, Quilting Goddess, free-motion quilted the water and lanterns. At first I had an idea that I'd like her to quilt the swan, but upon further discussion we decided the swan should be beaded with ceylon pearl seed beads. I did highlight the quilted pond with green faux pearls.

I plan to bead the swan's beak, the lanterns, butterfly, branch and blossoms. Also I am looking for just the right gem for the center of the swan's eye, which has already been outlined with gray and teal seed beads.

Let me know what you think of this one; I love to read your comments.


nichole said...

wow! Beading takes so much patience! I did one beading project several years ago, I think I will stick to the sewing!

Fantastic work, I can't wait to see the finished product!

Audrey said...

That is beautiful!! I'm with nichole - I don't have enough patience to bead either, will stick to crocheting and painting :)

The Beaded Pillow said...

Thanks Nicole and Audrey. It's funny that I never had much patience when I was younger (ha,ha) guess I must be SUPER old. :D

I'll be sure to let you know when The Swan is completed.