Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 19

So, the challenge for Day 19 was to incorporate one of Fusion Beads' seed bead woven fringe techniques.  I decided to use the coral fringe on a beaded focal pendant.  I made the base of the pendant with brick stitch.  At first I did a single row of fringe in the silver-lined gold, but I thought it looked a little straggly and disconnected from the warmer tones of the base of the pendant.  So I decided to bridge the tonality of the first row and the pendant with a second row in dark topaz.  As an added benefit, the second row of fringe provided contrast with the lighter-colored first row, giving all of the fringe more definition and volume.

I decided that I wanted to dress up the pendant, so I sewed on a coral coin bead with a circular brick stitch embellishment.  I liked the color of the bead and how it thematically tied together.

To attach the pendant, I created bails out of ladder stitch.  The pendant was strung on a simple freshwater pearl and bronze round necklace.

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1 comment:

somethingunique said...

That is quite spectacular...xox