My golden peacock is finished!
7 different gold braids
2 kinds of gold cording
At least a dozen different kinds of gold glass and metal beads
5 different kinds of gold threads
various gold buttons
4 kinds of pearl beads
sequins and crystals
In the process I've fallen in love with the Kreinik metallic threads. I was nervous about using it to do bullion stitches for the feet but it was great. I tried felt padding and top stitching over laid cording....both new techniques for me.
The funky leaves are actually gold metal hearts I've saved forever to use as leaves... Also I replaced the patch that was fraying.
Remember the soutache jewelry from the other day... Well I have a huge hug and thank you for Jocelyne Ausseil who found this fantastic tuto...
Pigtails and Quilts is having a "Crazy Quilts are Quilts Too" celebrating crazy quilting and I'm pleased to be participatin...
Addendum: Here are a couple websites with tutorials... http://historicalsewing.com/pleated-trim-jazz-your-victorian-neckline https...
Marilyn Nepper in Canada really got busy on her computer and found some great sites with even greater instructions... She even found ...