Monday, May 3, 2010

A new obsession with bead embroidery ...

It began with buying a cabochon that I thought was really pretty, thinking I'd decide later how to place it in an appropriate setting.  Then I bought a book about bead embroidery, fell madly in love, and now I'm working on my first piece ... which is going to be way more complicated that anyone's first try at anything ought to be.

But ... now I can't resist planning ahead.  So here are some of the wonderful little cabochon treasures ... everything from Bird's Eye Rhyolite to Ocean Jasper to Morgan Poppy Jasper to Sonora Sunrise Cuprite ... that I've lined up for projects number two through 90, give or take ... it's going to be a wonderful, relaxing summer on Cape Cod, inventing complicated projects to embroider with beads. 

A little diversification never hurt anyone ... did it?


  1. Sounds exciting! love the turquoise and red cab there on the left, can't wait to see the finished piece even if it is at Christmas ;)

  2. I am very interested in beaded embroidery. Would you share the title/author of the book that has inspired you?

  3. Happy to! There are two:

    The first is Beading with Cabochons by Jamie Cloud Eakin. The second, more advanced, book is The Art of Bead Embroidery: Technique, Design & Inspiration co-authored by Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini. Enjoy!

  4. So sweet little things, thats pretty big treasure:)

  5. Wow, those are just stunning cabs! You'll have so much fun with them :)

  6. I love the way Beaded Cabochons look. I just don't have the patience to work with seed beads. Your jewelry is absolutely fabulous!!!!!