1/02/2010

Celestial Fan on wire


It's just the look I wanted...  elegant and transparent.. but wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.. Would I do it again? Yes, if that's the look I wanted... but am I going to do it often ...NO!

My tips if you try this...
  • You'll find out immediately you need to fold edges back or tape them so your threads don't snag.
  • Use cotton thread instead of nylon beading thread as it is easier to handle
  • It's really only works well if you lay beads across in  rows and then only about 3 at a time.
  • I then couched AND then ran another stablelizing thread through the row in addtion...
  • The wire does stretch and morph in shape but I got used to that...
  • Stop and knot threads often...
  • See previous blog for information on wire.
I wanted a fan of stars in the night sky and I think it works... It doesn't show as well in photo but you can actually see the "sky" through the crystals...

5 comments:

Ann Flowers said...

Nice job! it looks fantastic. Gerry you are always amazing in your endeavors! Love your block:)


Ann Flowers

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

What a cool idea, Gerry!

Ati. said...

You always find up some new experiences :) Looks great! Lovely tree too !

Diane said...

Works beautifully! And the cherry blossom tree is fantastic.

Plays with Needles said...

Gerry, I just returned from being away on vacation for New Year's and I see that you have been busy!

You truly are a very adventurous person! I loved reading your post and your hints about using the wire mesh...I clicked to enlarge on the picture but I couldn't "get close enough" to see the effect of your fan -- from far away it looks sparkly and lovely -- I understand what you mean by not wanting to use the technique often...me neither...it was, however, perfect for the application I was using it for..
You are one adventurous lady and I always admire your spirit as well as your blocks!

My tiara is off to you! Susan

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