Friday, 27 August 2010

More catch up projects ............ Pretty Flamingo

This wall hanging I quilted many years ago - but have now beaded the flamingo in the middle and finally finished it off!!

Just to add focus to the wall hanging I beaded the central motif which is the flamingo
His head and legs are encrusted with beads but his wings just ahve the central rib beaded
I used a mixture of matt and pearlescent beads

Here is a  detail of his head - two tones of pale turquoise, lilac and dark blue beads with black, red,  and mutlicoloured beads

and of his wings
I tried to select from the multicoloured beads - the co-ordinating colours for each feather to contrast with the matt lilac beads on the rest of the feathers

The quilted piece now has a border and hanging slot at the top - now to find right place for it in the house and it will need a spotlight at night - so it will have a subtle sparkle to brighten dark winter nights

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