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Saturday, 2 January 2010

Neckline embelishment

Here's my first go at embellishment. I went freestyle, in a natural-ish sort of way. All shades of browns and amber and curving lines. Its deliberately not symmetrical. I wanted a flow that was roughly balanced but had a handmade look.


 

9 comments:

marysews said...

That's very original and creative. I like it!

Allison said...

That turned out nicely, Ruthie. I have always admired that sort of beaded embellishment but have never tried doing it on anything but my fiber arts quilts. You look to have done a really good job of placing the beadwork and it sure adds some zip to the top.

Allison

Sharon said...

Oooh very nice. Between you and Jenni I am getting some great embellishing ideas. Thank you.

JenSA said...

I love it!!

Patricia said...

" roughly balanced but had a handmade look."
I love that thought. In my opinion-our society is far too accustomed to a sterile, machine made perfection. Handcrafted is not appreciated enough.

Patricia said...

ps- oops, forgot to say-I love the result as well, not just the philosophy behind it.

Audrey said...

I love the embellishment on your top, and how you used the shapes and colors of different beads to make such a neat design. Great job!

Bobbie said...

I love reading your blog! This top is gorgeous....the embroidery is TDF!! Bobbie

sdBev said...

Do love the beaded embellishment. I would not have thought to combine the amber and red. It is very lovely.