Back in May we had a goldwork initial workshop with Brenda Scarman and I started to work a letter ‘O’ for a birthday card for my mother. As it was her birthday a couple of weeks ago I can finally reveal something I’ve finished!
At the end of the workshop I had got this far:
I simplified the scrolls in the middle due to the thickness of the double couching thread and added more chips of silver purl, silver seed beads, turquoise bugle beads and french knots to the border.
Not happy with the squashed spiral on the lower left, so I restitched that.
Carried on beading and french knotting…
…until it was finally finished.
And then I decided I preferred it up the other way!
Simply framed with grey card to become a special birthday card. And a finish!!
I’ve also upcycled an odd clip on earring front to make a beaded brooch…
…and turned some of my huge collection of sea glass and china into rings.
Loads more projects still to get stuck into though!