Friday, 26 September 2014

Medieval glitz!

I've managed to get a few hours of beading done over the last couple of days....

...and am very pleased with the results so far!!

Here are some of the Medieval Tri-Fold Book samples  for my Arts Alive workshop on the 1st & 2nd November.

Remember that chequered piece made from the bits rescued from the bin?....

....I've now beaded the intersections and put some tiny rhinestones in the middle of the punched-out designs.




I also decided to "distress" a Markal tile piece....

...but with gold leaf and beads!




My prancing critter got blinged-up with some couched gold braid....




...and I've now got some prepared tissue ready to go with some gold foiling done.



I'm sure that Medieval times were very, very stinky, dirty, difficult and uncomfortable....

....but MY take on the period is one of absolute opulence!!

Artistic licence.....:-)

4 comments:

Shoshi said...

Mouthwateringly delectible, Chris! However dirty and horrible Mediaeval times were, they certainly did have their share of opulence, and you've captured it beautifully in these designs. Just great.

Shoshi

Living to work - working to live said...

Spot on, Shoshi, spot on !

Penny said...

While I was looking at your picture I was trying to come up with a word for it -- opulence is PERFECT.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

I will settle for your version of medieval times! :) Your medieval glitz looks beautiful!