Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Piece of Heritage: Almost Finished

I'm almost done with this piece! I finished sewing down what I'd planned so far, and I still have some more to do. You'll get to see that later but for now let me show you what I added since the last update.
You can click on the photos to see them larger. I added some vintage bugle beads with some tiny size 15 gold seed beads on the seam at the top of the photo then I stopped at the next seam and added tiny vintage buttons down the length of it.
I also added a pearl and pearl colored seed beads to the butterfly and a vintage button above the butterfly with a tiny stone star bead in the center!
I love how the seams around the photo are embellished and frame it nicely.
I adore this project so much! The colors and the feel of it, I think it's one of my faves I've ever done. LOL But then I think every project is my fave ever at the time! LOL Maybe it's that it feels special to me and it's in a style I've wanted to do for a long time.

6 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

This is so beautiful!

TattingChic said...

So lovely! :)

TattingChic said...

Melissa!!! You won my second giveaway prize! Can you believe it!?!

Simona said...

Beautiful, Melissa!

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

I love seeing how you piece everything together. Your work is absolutely beautiful.

Ruby said...

Melissa, stopped by to see who won TattingChic's prize. To see your blog is a real 'prize'. Love the jars but the piece you are doing for MIL is exquisite. Wonderful job.

Ruby