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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bring On The Beads

Thanks everyone for all the framing advice! Hopefully now I can get some things onto walls.


I've started adding the beads to Cinderella! Here she is with her top half done. I have the entirety of her skirt left.

Cinderella
32 ct Charcoal Lugana

It actually took me longer than anticipated to get the beading, because when I started backstitching I realized that I'd missed an entire part of her sleeve and dress. So I had to stitch that. Then when I was backstitching I realized her hand was posed awkwardly:


While it is possible to hold your hand like that (I tried it), it would not be how my hand would look when running away while wearing a giant poofy gown and holding my heaving bosom. So to speak. So I had to remodel it. My version is a bit crude and I feel like the hand is a bit too big, but I prefer it to how it's charted.

13 comments:

Amy said...

That is just gorgeous!!! The fabric you chose really shows off the design colors. And I love her red hair. Beautiful!

Amy said...

That is just gorgeous!!! The fabric you chose really shows off the design colors. And I love her red hair. Beautiful!

Heather said...

Oh yeah I definitely like your rechart a lot better. I love the beadwork!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

I adore your project and your personalisation.

D1-D2 said...

Lol the hand does look awkward. But I think it would have been ok for the time when Cinderella was written. The delicately place hand to show she is feeling faint and harried.

By the way, I love the smattering of beads behind her.

Marlene jones said...

It's a beautiful project, and so close to the finish line.

Justine said...

So beautiful! I hope you're enjoying the beading.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The beading is beautiful

Angela said...

The beads are really standing out on your fabric and they look amazing!

The Crafty Princess said...

Hands down your re-modelling is much better (see what I did there with the pun LOL)
The fabric is perfect for your colours, absolutely stunning job. And I agree that hand is very weird.

xo Alicia

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love your conversion! The hair looks awesome and the fabric is wonderful.
The hand is rather awkward and you've done a good job of remodelling it. It's a little high for holding onto to her bosoms, maybe she's clutching a diamond necklace under there?

Cindy's Stitching said...

A beautiful piece.

Rachel Tomkins said...

The hand is definitely an improvement and your beading looks fabulous so far. Good luck the remaining beading - genuinely getting excited about seeing more! :)