Now available for sale in my Zazzle shop- iPhone 6 cases featuring a print of my beaded Great Blue Heron. Currently, this is my most popular Zazzle design. View the original beaded painting in my Etsy shop HERE.
I have also created iPhone 6 cases featuring a print of my beaded Radio City Music Hall painting. Click the pic to view Radio City items on Zazzle.
More items are coming soon – just in time for the holidays..Thanks for looking:)
Posted in animals, bead embroidery, birds, etsy, NYC, zazzle
Tagged Accessories, Bead embroidery, Beaded animal, Beads, Beadwork, birds, Etsy, Great Blue Heron, iPhone 6, NYC, Radio City Music Hall, Zazzle
'Radio City'. Bead embroidery on painted canvas. 30" x 40" (76cm x 102cm).
Last week, I finally finished my beaded Radio City Music Hall painting! This piece consists of glass seed beads and speaker grill fabric stitched to an acrylic-painted canvas. (You can view an enlarged photo on Flickr.) I have worked on this off and on since October, so I feel it’s a real accomplishment to finally have it completed and hanging on my wall. Over the next few weeks, I will be working on a couple of smaller beadwork projects while I think about the subject of my next big painting… I’ll also be busy packing and getting ready to move back to Boston… New beading adventures await! :D
Posted in mixed media, NYC, painting, Radio City
Tagged Bead embroidery, Beadwork, Canvas, New York City, NYC, Paint, Radio City Music Hall, Seed bead, Taxi Cab, Theatre
2nd beaded NYC taxi cab. Bead embroidery on felt. 13" x 4" (33cm x 10cm).
Today, just a quick post to show you the 2nd beaded taxi cab I’ve been beading. I worked on this during the past couple of days. I think it is mostly complete, although I still have a bit more work to do on the tires. I also noticed that there is more felt showing through on this car than there is on the previous car. I’m not sure I like that, so I may decide to stitch on some more seed beads here and there.. How do you think it looks in the big picture – next to my beaded Radio City Music Hall? :D
Semi-beaded Radio City Music Hall painting. Bead embroidery on felt. Work in progress.
Also, special thanks for commenting on my 5th Blogiversary Giveaway post. Yuliya Art has won a free PDF copy of my Intro to Extreme Bead Embroidery Tutorial! Please sign up for my mailing list and/or join my Facebook page for updates regarding new Etsy items, exhibitions, special offers, & giveaways! Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! :)
Time to start working on a 3rd taxi cab… :O
Beaded NYC taxi cab. Bead embroidery on felt. 10" x 3" (26cm x 8cm).
Today, I finished beading my first NYC taxi cab! I used many different colour glass seed beads in size 11 & 15. There are also some size 10 triangles on the rear windshield. And, as you can see, the felt is not completely beaded! There is some bare felt showing through! I hope this helps convey that the car is speeding down the street in front of my beaded Radio City Music Hall… What do you think? :O
Semi-beaded Radio City Music Hall (NYC). Bead embroidery on felt. Beadwork 15″ x 20″. (38cm x 51cm) Work in progress.
Today, I started beading my first NYC taxi cab! This is the first of 4 or 5 taxi cabs to be included in my beaded Radio City Music Hall painting. I am taking a slightly different approach to these cars. I want them to look less detailed than usual and very much like my initial sketch. Almost as if they are speeding down the street!
Semi-beaded NYC taxi cab. Bead embroidery on felt. 10" x 3" (26cm x 8cm).
I am using the beaded backstitch and lazy-stitch techniques. I’m using black, metallic brown, gray, pink, yellow, and silver-lined clear seed beads. These are mostly size 11, but some are size 15. As you can see in the photo below, I am beading right off the edge of the felt! How does it look so far?
Also, just wanted to let everyone know that I am getting back into sending out regular newsletters! After moving my blog to WordPress, I had to migrate my newsletter mailing list to a more efficient service. You can read a copy of my latest newsletter HERE. Please sign up to receive updates regarding new beadwork, exhibitions, publications, special offers, & giveaways. Click on the postmark image at the top of my blog! Back to beading! :D