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Monday, June 7, 2010

Eerie Beauty


Now, this is probably just me, but I find that BP's face, that high forehead, her colours, the fabric, all add to give her a slightly eerie feeling. My brother says she looks unearthly. I even had the notion that she could be the wicked sea witch to my more innocent MotDB...


Bluebeard's Princess
32ct Laurel Linen

Start date March 11, 2010
Finish date June 6, 2010
Total time 62 hours

She has an insane amount of bling. I used everything as recommended except I switched out the (too expensive) gold beads for some I had in my stash.

When she first came out, I was bothered by her forehead and the border. I have moved beyond the forehead, but I still dislike the border. Also, my other mermaids are free floaters, so she fits in better by herself.

I think the sea pegasi are cute, and I'd love to stitch them separately some other time.


19 comments:

Parsley said...

Something quite 'magical' about her appearance.

valerie said...

Beautiful Bluebeard! Love all the bling!

Berit said...

I completely agree with both you and brother. Perfect description.

Congrats on this finish! :D

Ineke said...

She is beautiful!
All those beads make her sparkle as if she just came out of the water.

KarenV said...

Gorgeous finish, congratulations!

Elaine said...

Just stunning!!!

Annie said...

She is fabulous. A lot of loving stitches went into that one. Congrats on another great finish!

Carol said...

One word: WOW!!!

Giovanna said...

She's awesome, congratulations!

Missy Ann said...

Yes those gold beads were too expensive. I went ahead and bought them, but I have made a point of trying to use up the leftovers on other projects.

She turned out great! I think part of her eerieness is the contrast between her pink skin and that technicolor hair of hers.

Patty C. said...

Regardless - the stitching is beautiful :)

Siobhan said...

WOW! She is really awesome. Congrats!

Lumiruusu said...

What a beautiful stitching ,you are very talented!
I just have started to practice how to add some pearls to a stitched piece.
( I have stitched only two years- so I have much to learn..)

Lesleyanne said...

An absolutely stunning finish.

Lynn said...

I love all that bling! It adds to her mystique. It's a stunning finish!

TammyK said...

Great finish! Congrats!

natalie said...

This piece is AMAZING!! Wow! You did a fantastic job!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

She's just perfect. She's just what every mermaid aspires to be...

Meari said...

Her face does have a different look to it. Overall, it's a beautiful piece. Congrats on your finish.