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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pretty in blue


Finished off the beading on Bluebell last night. The beads on her are crazy! There's microscopic ones (teal) and monsters (clear & blue). It was annoying getting the clear ones to stand up instead of flopping around.



Some closeups of the beads:




Start date October 2, 2009
Finish date February 20, 2010
Total time 43.5 hours
Fabric 32ct Waterlily Jobelan

Changes:
DMC 730 instead of Caron Waterlilies 204
Kreinik 9300 instead of 093
Kreinik 093 instead of 1223
Kreinik 001 instead of 1432
Kreinik 26V instead of 080HL
Kreinik 22 instead of DMC 838

This takes care of all the Pixies I've been called to stitch (so far). I can hear Lady Hera calling to me, but I'm ignoring her because I already have a ton of new starts with less than 10 hours stitched and I shouldn't start another one.

33 comments:

KarenV said...

Congratulations, she's very pretty!

Ineke said...

She is very pretty!
I use a cross stitch to attach the big crystals (and smaller beads)on the Chatelaines. They don't flop very much that way.

Mare said...

Stunning! These designs are so pretty. Lovely stitching.

Elaine said...

She is gorgeous!

Carol said...

Oh, I can't imagine stitching on all of those beads! You must have great patience, Blu--she really is just beautiful!

valerie said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish...love it!

Ranae said...

Wowza! She is gorgeous, the beads really set her off

Josie said...

sooo very pretty. love that blue.

Meadows08 said...

I hate it when the beads don't do what you want them to do!

She's very gorgeous!

stitchinfiend said...

congrats she is gorgeous

Lynn said...

Well done, she's beautiful! Blue is my favourite colour so I'm really loving this pixie.

nima said...

wow...gorgeous...looks beautiful after beading

Blue_dreamer said...

She is beautiful. Love the changes you made. Congratulations.

I agree with Ineke about stitching the big beads on with a full cross stitch. That's how I did them for both Stargazer and Mermaids of the Deep Blue :D

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Little Cat said...

She's gorgeous! Wow!

Siobhan said...

Wow, she is BEAUTIFUL!! The beads are fantastic--well worth the time it takes to sew them on. Great job.

Annie said...

She's a stunner! Love the beading, especially in her hair.

totallythreadup said...

Congratulations - she's so cute!

Giovanna said...

She's so pretty, congratulations!

Kathy said...

Congrats on the finish. It is absolutely stunning.

Dena said...

Just beautiful. Well done. Love the photos showing the dimension and sparkle. Awesome!!

Andie said...

Congratulations! Shes stunning! :D

Pumpkin said...

She's absolutely stunning Blu and your stitching is beautiful and so perfect!

Beads...I'm not looking forward to beading again. Why do we do this to ourselves? ;o)

Rahenna said...

Wow, lovely! I wasn't tempted by Bluebell at all, but now seeing her done with all that wonderful bling... wow! :)

Michelle said...

Wow! She is beautiful - I love Mirabilia designs and those colours are also stunning! Good job on the beading.

♥ Nia said...

Fa-bu-lous!!! :D
Amazing work!!!

Cole said...

She is so pretty! Beautiful :)

Laural said...

Congratulations on your finish!! She is beautiful

claire93 said...

a stunning design and a gorgeous finish - well done !

Tracy J said...

This piece is lovely!

Terri said...

Absolutely beautiful

Jane said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I couldn't help but notice this finish of yours, it's amazing! It looks so pretty and the beading is divine. I love how they've been arranged around her hair. Such a lot of work in the whole design, well done.

Vinniey said...

Wow! She's absolutely beautiful! Lovely! The beads are so sparkling! Well done! :)

Leslie said...

Beautiful! I like the mods that you did......I really enjoy looking at all your finishes...you are a fantastic stitcher!!