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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Nearing Cloud Nine


Last progress on Christmas day~

Pre backstitch and beads:



And 17 hours of backstitch and beading later:



The green beads haven't arrived at my LNS and I ran out of the transparent ones so that will be later. I still have about 3 snowflakes to go.

I made quite a few changes
Some of the snowflakes are supposed to have grey centres but I didn't like it, so they're all transparent.
No halo because I think it looks better without.
No french knots because a)I hate them. b)It seems fine without.
No backstitch on the sleeves. I may go back and add that in.
I also used 002 instead of 102 for the inside of the wings.
Replaced the transparent beads in her earring with white ones.
Hmm, that's a lot more minor modifications than I thought!

Edit: I just realized that the white around her waist is missing it's beads. I'll just add those when I add the rest...

9 comments:

Dee said...

Wow!! You accomplished alot and she looks beautiful!! Can't wait to see her all finished.

Annie said...

She's looking great! It's fun to change it up a bit to meet your own individual tastes.

Kttycat said...

Wow she looks lovely just the way she is!

Yoyo said...

OH MY!!! Stunning. I'm always amazed how much difference backstitching makes and of course the beads are over the top beautiful, hope the rest of yours arrive soon.

Rowyn said...

Wow, she's looking beautiful! Hope you had a nice Christmas.

Carol said...

What a gorgeous piece--she looks so regal!

Hope your new year is a happy and healthy one :)

Ranae said...

Wow! what a difference backstitching and beads make.
This will surely be a piece to be cherished.
I hope you get those beads arrive soon
Happy stitching 2010!!!!

Pumpkin said...

Holy cow! That is quite an amazing transformation Blu :o) She's gorgeous.

Terri said...

Absolutely beautiful. I hope the beads come soon