eads are 3D, so bead embroidery should be 3D too!
You know the saying: If you have lemons make lemonade? Well in this case it was: Have bead embroidery UFOs, make a new quilt! I removed the beading from two completed silk quilts which I was never happy with, made a new silk backdrop and added the beading.
Turn Up the Speakers, 2012 The beading is too concentrated in one tight area, to fit a piece of hand painted silk I had purchased for the project. The speakers need space!
This second art quilt with bead embroidery, I eventually added a multi color swirled silk piece as a back drop, which made it way too busy. I was so unhappy, I did not take a photo!
Here is my newest bead embroidery piece Recurring Dream, the latest addition to my mandala series. Measuring 33-inches wide by 44-inches long it weights 4lbs and has been three years in the making.
Now take a closer look. Jenny Wilder photographed Recurring Dreams to emphasize that bead embroidery is 3D! Isn’t it beautiful?