By Jean Campbell, Lark Books
Pearls have lengthy stood for traditional good looks and style, and this number of 30 beautiful initiatives, the newest within the bestselling Beading with sequence, keeps that everyday culture. It positive aspects subtle and fashionable designs via a pool of gifted artists, such a lot utilizing easy thoughts compatible for novices. The items variety from classic and nostalgic to hip, smooth, and edgy: the showstopping Bohemia ring gains 3 burgundy pearls set in silver twine, accented with Swarovski crystals. Nefertiti earrings—fit for a queen—highlight clusters of tiny white rice pearls on wrapped bead loops. A shimmering three-strand necklace contains polished citrines, faceted glass beads, and off-white pearls. each web page is brimming with high-end style!
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As we were looking at them, he pulled out a quilt that belonged to my late cousin, Darron. As it fell open, I had a very faint memory of her working on this quilt, but I had not seen it in a very, very long time. My breath was taken away! This is a true work of art! See Elda’s Double-Knit Flowers. I added a Made-Fabric inner border, squared it up, included appliqué elements that related to the style of the quilt, and added Double Wedding Rings to make it into a medallion quilt. Lastly, I constructed the pieced Made-Fabric border, incorporating a flower design in the lower right, inspired by my grandmother’s quilt.