I always love checking out Therese and Christine's a Time To Stitch blog hops. I was so glad I could join this one, as I really enjoy bead embroidery and don't get a chance to do it as often as I'd like.
I know some sketch theirs and maybe even plan out every detail. I tend to grab a bunch of beads that seem to go with the stone or button or whatever I'm going to capture and just start stitching. It takes some time to capture the cabochon and that gives me time to think about how I want to decorate it.
Silver Lace Jasper cabochon
Keshi pearls, freshwater pearls, sterling silver pinecone
glass seed beads
Sometimes there are decorative beads that I really want to use, but they just don't work out in the end so this process works well for me.
The Silver Lace Jasper cabochon was a gift from Therese who has became a wonderful lapidarian. The stone she sent me is the prettiest Silver Lace Jasper I've seen.
leather back with pin and pendant finding
I'm calling it Winter Sunrise. It brings back fond memories of waking up early on a school day where snow had been promised overnight. I'd pull out my transistor radio and hope to hear our county schools were closed. It was like getting a free day to eat a slow breakfast and then go sledding. Now I get a similar feeling if my schedule changes and I end up with a free day that I wasn't counting on! Such a great feeling trying to decide what I should do with it: studio time, shop, just anything fun.
Thank you Therese for your beautiful cabochon. I am keeping this to wear later this year!
Let's go see what the other participants bead embroidered: