Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February beaded button

This is my first project in circular beading. This technique has been developed by Amy Clarke Moore: I have followed the instructions from the book she co-authored with Robin Atkins, "Beaded Embellishment: Techniques & Designs for Embroidering on Cloth". Basically, you bead over a picture/drawing in a circular way, starting in the middle, and matching the bead colour to the colour on the picture. It is important to use the same size of beads and, especially, good quality beads (the bead size is more consistent with quality beads). Since February is valentine's month, I decided to bead a heart!