Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Squished beads!

After a bit of a battle with the beads, here's my Pompeii Garden progress!


Hand-dyed 32ct is too small for this many beads really. Especially horizontally as the beads are a teeny bit wider than they are long. I should have gone to 30ct, but I think it'll be OK when stretched for framing (a long way down the road!). And I'm not changing the fabric now! It was a bit of a fight to get a couple of them in there and you can see the edges bulging a bit. It's certainly not perfect and it doesn't lie flat unless you stretch it. But it's very sparkly!

18 comments:

  1. I think it looks really pretty and will be just fine once it's framed!

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  2. {{hugs}}
    tis gorgeous i love your eyelets
    i love doing eyelets they look so neat and pretty when they are done
    the colours are awesome!

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  3. Anonymous11:26 am

    Look at all that sparkle. This one looks even better stitched up than in the digital pic online!

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  4. Very pretty!

    You fabric is perfect for this design.

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  5. Gorgeous, of course!

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  6. This is looking beautiful!

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  7. (Wiping drool off chin) It's looking wonderful ... just wonderful ... I've got a funny feeling I'm gonna end up having to buy this one for myself after watching yours for too much longer ;) Maybe I'd better get cracking on Egyptian Garden to see if I'm up for another one ;)

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  8. Anonymous2:36 pm

    Nicki it looks gorgeous!! All those sparklies really catch the eye - yum, yum!

    What is the fabric you are using? Is it a hand dyed?

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  9. Wow, all those beads! It's vibrant!

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  10. This is truly an eye catching piece! Good for you, stitching beads on 32 ct - it will look FABULOUS when you stretch it out (and it looks fab now, too!).

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  11. Anonymous9:34 pm

    Looks wonderful Nicki! Your WIPs are going to suck me into this one too, I can just feel it happening already!

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  12. Oh, htis is going to be so pretty. You've captured the sparkle which I can never do with a picture :)

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  13. Oh it's absolutely beautiful, Nicki. I think I'll definitely have to buy this chart now! I can't wait to see more of your progress on it.

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  14. Anonymous2:36 am

    It looks great with all the beads! Now I feel like stitching on mine again (and finally order the beads!)

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  15. PG looks great!! That beading problem is pretty typical with some of Martina's designs - she loves to cram them in! But it will look great when it gets framed up!! I have similar issues with Mystery IX!

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  16. Anonymous3:43 am

    Just beautiful!

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  17. It's looking stunning so far

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