I did have several shots etc to show last week hoping to post them in the evening, but last Wednesday turned out to be crazy and I didn't get home 'til about 11pm and then went to bed! However, I think today's collection of pix should make up for the wait.=)
Working from top to bottom now, here are some detailed shots. As you can see from the lower ones, I changed the skirt beading from the pattern's gold one, to shades that followed the colour changes on the over-skirt. The reason for this is simply that, on some of the trinket pieces, the gold simply didn't show up very well against the yellow stitches, so I felt that yet more gold beading would detract even further from the jewels and so needed to tone that down a little.
This piece was worked mostly in Anchor stranded cotton, with some parts in Anchor Marlitt, Coats Reflecta and the long, loose chains in Kreinik fine braid. Beads all from Mill Hill, seeds and small bugles.
So, next week will see WIPW featuring progress on the peacock feather and I've already got the threads and fabric out for a bright scatter cushion cover in cross stitch for later on. I've actually got several projects planned over the next couple of months (a few cards needed for a start), so there should be a decent amount of variety to look forward to, from cross stitch and blackwork, through freestyle/thread painting to stumpwork.
You can see what the rest of the WIPW-ers have been up to over on Pintangle. Do take a look as there are some great projects being worked!
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014