I am thrilled that my Machine Embroidery "Three Apples" won third place in the Adams County Arts Council Show and that it did so competing against "real" paintings. The exhibit continues till Sunday at Schmucker Gallery on Washington Street, part of the Gettysburg College campus.
I was allowed to choose a summer pendant from Art beads and decided on the Russian Black Onyx Peacock. I thought that I would feature the peacock in a bracelet and surrounded it with a band of peyote stitching in black seed and fringe beads with accents of orange, yellow, lime green and turquoise repeating the colors of the peacock feathers. I also stitched 2 feathers in brick stitch to dangle off of the focal bead. The closure is a vintage German glass button and bead loop. When I use loops as closures, I like to alternate medium and small beads. I feel this enhances the curvature of the loop. Enjoy! Joanne
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