Monday, September 3, 2012

Burning Man Gift process

I started out with these tickets to Burning Man.  I long admired the artwork and wanted to 
do something special with them.  




I scanned them in and printed them on cotton fabric sheets.

Then I applied the cotton sheets to a fusible.  I cut them up and laid them out in a frame design.

I am very happy with how they turned out.  Originally I was going to put the stone (which belonged to the person who had owned the tickets) in an open square as in the previous project but after playing with the design, decided against it.  
I really wanted to learn how to use the peyote stitch to cage the cabochon. 
The person who owned the tickets & stone that was a necklace he wore nearly always.  He passed away 5 years ago now.  The recipients of the gift are mutual friends who also attend the Burning Man event as Rangers.

I placed the stone using a dot of Aileen's Tacky Glue.  Mainly because I didn't want to wait the 24 hours for the E6000 to set when I was going to secure the stone using the peyote stitch.

The black is a sheer that has small chips of silver and holographic dots.  It very much resembles the desert night sky.  If you enlarge the photo below you can see the effect better.  I was thrilled to learn this stitch and even though I had to improvise given the addition of the teardrops.  It is very important that you have even numbers when doing the stitch and mine were off but I was able to fiddle with it and complete the shell.

You can see in the angled shot that there are tiny gaps. But the overall effect was achieved.
I really enjoyed doing this and already have another project with some larger stones in mind. 

I decided to use the etched lines in the stone and accent them with silver beads.  Below is an extreme close up and you can see the fuzz still before I used tape to clean it off. LOL
 


I added some holographic hand stitches radiating from the stone outward. for more fun.
I also added a second row of the tear drop shapes in a different color to join the colors of the tickets with the stone.

I plan on attaching this to a canvas for hanging.
I learned a lot and knowing how to do this stitch now opens up a lot of possibilities for more beading!

I've got some quilted commissions to finish up this week so I'd better get busy.  It was a wonderful Labor Day holiday to sit and bead!

Hope yours was fun too!



4 comments:

  1. Your beadwork is amazes me! Great idea to scan the tickets and print them on fabric. Very cool project, Stacy.

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  2. Stacy, this is staggeringly gorgeous. Truly.

    ~Lexa

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