Friday, November 28, 2008

Another Paisley

My dear friend, Margaret, and I have a little paisley challenge going between us. We alternate finding a basic paisley outline and see what we can devise. Here's my latest. The teardrop paisley cabochon I found at The Pink Bunny in Wichita, KS, when I was teaching there earlier in the month. That was a great retreat by the way. Val has already decided to do it again next year and has asked me, Judith Montano and Carole Samples to return as teachers again. I highly recommend this event! I bezeled the cabochon with beads. I couched the gold beads in the scallops and added rose montees. The outline is stem stitched in a #4 Kreinik braid. Then, 5 mm flower beads were added around the edge. The points to the left are wired ribbon leaves done in a peacock blue. I added hand charms to the inside. Bugle beads make up the semi-circle. A swarovski marguerite is the center of the semi-circle. The background is a Hoffman bali fabric.


Karen S said...

Hi Betty! Love the Paisley. Great use of the oval bead to start it off. I'd love to see what Margaret has done also.

Cathy K said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! Incredible job - and I love that peacock cabochon, too. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Hugs, Cathy K

Allison Ann Aller said...

It's about time you blogged again, Betty!
Nice challenge you and your friend have going...the paisley is beautiful in all its permutations...and this one is a delight.

Yvonne said...

So looking forward to seeing you in Wichita, and taking my first class from you.

Wish I could take one of your herbal classes... My husband's in New York state RIGHT NOW! but I couldn't go with him.