Monday, March 09, 2009

More Bead Effects

I just realized that the picture of the little beaded flower doesn't show up well, and it actually isn't even finished - that is a page from my bead book, quickly scanned, so none of it really looks good here. This is a photo of one of the first pieces I did to try out the effects of the clear beads applied with DMC floss in the same color as the background.

The flower and leaves were then worked with solid white and green beads - and you can see the difference. It is a great effect! For this purpose, it actually looks better than if I had used beads in the colors of the background areas. For this design, I used the Sundance #250 beads in the plain finish, and not the hexagonal, as I didn't want glitter on the background.

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