My beautiful friend, Cissa, as model
When I left off at the end of Tuesday's post, I had just decided to embroider the entire piece, not just a centerpiece. I finished that part Wednesday night and went to bed knowing that I'd be doing the finishing work the next day. I hardly slept - I was that excited.
First thing: glue on the backing fabric to cover up all the threads.
This was dry in about 20 minutes - not long at all.
The next order of business was to brick stitch beads one at a time around the edge to attach the edges together. It also makes a nicely finished edge.
As the final step, I encased another muscovite oval bead and attached two hooks to the necklace. One hook is permanently closed, while the other acts as the clasp.
A view of the underside - all the messy threads are nicely hidden.
I love the idea of a focal point at the back. I mean, you want people to be sorry when you leave a room, but you want them to enjoy the view as you go, right?
The entire project, start-to-finish took a whopping 31 hours. And I loved every minute of it!
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