I have been so busy lately getting challenge pieces done that I have not blogged in a minute and I apologize to you for that. I will get better at blogging more often.
Now let's get busy with the Spring Fling Kit Challenge host by the lovely Amy Allworth Severino at amybeads
Around the end of March Amy decided that she wanted to have a blog hop. So she put together two different Spring Fling Kits, one in blue and another in orange with a sweet bird focal bead in each of the two colors. Lately I have had orange on my brain, just can not get enough of it. Yep your right, I chose the orange kit.
When my kit arrived I thought that I knew just what I want to create with this beautiful kit of orange, green, and gold beads and the very pretty bird focal bead. Some of you may have already guessed what I was thinking and if you guessed bead embroidery, then you would be right.
I started the embroidery and it was going along well until I started filling in the white spaces. That is when I said "Nope I don't like the direction this is going!". So I ripped it all out except for what I did around the focal bead.
I started a herringbone band and thought that I would just sew the focal bead to the herringbone band, but what was I going to do with the rest of the beads?
I thought that I would trim the band with the peanut beads and make another piece with the remaining beads. As I sewed the orange size 11 delicas I pondered on how this was going to come out. Before I knew what was happening my piece was developing in front of my eyes.
I sewed a two inch long herringbone band, then I pick up the green 4mm round beads and sew a row of them. I had some 4mm black picasso czech beads that match the colors in the bird, and I sewed a row of those, then I sewed a row of the 3mm gold czech beads. Well anyway without giving away everything on how I made my piece, I will just show you the finished piece. I really like how it turned out and I hope that you do too.
Here is a list of the other participants in this challenge. Please join me in hopping over to see what they have created with Amy's wonderful Spring Fling Kit.
Amy of amybeads
Kristin, of My Bead Journey
Maryanne, of Zingala's Workshop
Karyn, of Releases by Rufydoof
Therese, of Therese's Treasures (you are here)
Vimala, of The Bead Diaries
Happy beading Y'all,