Monday, May 18, 2015

Bead Embroidery - St. Natalia the Miracle-Worker Beaded Orthodox Icon

Last weekend I finished recently started bead embroidery project - the icon of Saint Natalia.

This is a gift to my little daughter Nataly.

I left my work at the framing company, I wanted this icon to be framed professionally and under the glass.

I loved working on it very much. It was relaxing and in spite of the fact it was not a challenging project I put a lot of love and all my soul in it.

Next time you will see it framed.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Dollhouse Miniature Needlepoint Rug BLOOMING CARNATIONS

This month of May, when everything around is in blossom, inspired me on creating a new dollhouse miniature needlepoint rug that I called BLOOMING CARNATIONS.

Blooming carnations fill up the medallion of the rug. Apple in blossom surrounds it bringing joy and happiness of Spring. The big colorful roses in the main border symbolises the garden of Eden that is protected by four dragons placed on the corners of the rug.

365 x 530 stitches

It measures:

if stitched on 40 count silk gauze - 9.13" x 13.25" or 23,18 x 33,66 cm

if stitched on 49 count silk gauze - 7.45" x 10.82" or 18,92 x 27,47 cm

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Goldwork Bird Is Framed

I found a suitable frame and framed my Goldwork Bird. I hesitated to post the pictures. It didn't matter how I turned the picture or where I put it I was not satisfied with the result. No doubt I don't have any regrets about taking the class but still have mixed feelings about this project and feel like it was one of those experiences when I look at this work as an example how not to do Goldwork. First of all, this bluish-greyish background, I can't stand it, but it was not my choice unfortunately...

I'll keep it and may be find other use for it.