Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Iris inspiration


I finished the acanthus piece of needlelace and here it is.

The iris are superb this year and inspired both my April and May Bead Journal Project pieces. Click photos as usual to view a closeup. You can see on the April piece that I did a bit of fabric collage, then free machine embroidery over it before beading the standard iris. The blue and yellow ones were called Iris d'Holland on the packet and come up later and very tall.







6 comments:

Carol said...

Your beading and fiberwork is absolutely gorgeous!! I am not sure I have visited here before but I am going back to see all you have posted. I love your interpretations of nature and art.
Carol

Barbara said...

Simply beautiful!

Brenda said...

Very beautiful!!!!

Katie B said...

Absolutely wonderful !

Robin said...

Oooooh! These are both so lovely, one, the blue iris, is more simple, yet so fully sweet the way it is. The other, with its complex background is amazing technically. You are really doing a great job of combining fibers and beads to make fiber/bead collage! Bravo!

Robin A.

Lynn said...

thanks for posting the progress - gives so much more appreciation for the finished piece. They are both beautiful!