This is the first of the Christmas Tree Ornaments, with Beads & Sequins, that I've made in a style style inspired by "La Belle Èpoque." This is a style that I've always loved because the surface decoration is just so elaborate. I'm just not a "Less is More" girl.
I have to say that Beads & Sequins have always been a favourite of mine. It came naturally to make this ornament in copper as these beads & sequins are left over from my Belly Dance Costume and I have lots of them left over. You could do it in any combination of colours that you are attracted to.
I've use a light weight copper metalic fabric with a backing layer out of sheeting fabric. Trace image onto tissue paper. Place the paper on the fabric and work the beading.
I've used a a string of beads & sequins along a stitching line. The vertical lines of beads are done using a Couching Technique
Create a back using the same two layers of fabric. It is your choice whether you wish to bead it to match the front. Stitch the front and back together with the right sides together leaving a 1 1/2" opening on one of the straight sides. Notch the curved edges. Turn and finger press the piece flat along the edges.Slip stitch opening closed. I've used a a tight beaded edging to frame the edges.
Finish using a cluster of 3 Beaded Fringes of different lengths.
Add a short string of beads at the top for hanging.
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