Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sweets? Sushi? No, Kimono Fabric Beads

The sewing needle flew yesterday as I added seed beads to my kimono fabric beads.

Here the kimono fabric beads are unadorned.
The seed beads add sparkle and interest. Today, I'm crocheting chains with Japanese fibers from Habu Textiles to assemble the necklaces. I like the nubby texture of their yarns.

7 comments:

Ruth said...

Those are lovely, especially displayed in the box.

Robin Olsen said...

These are so beautiful! I love the kimono fabrics on their own, but the addition of the beads really adds a little extra. Can't wait to see all the finished products!

lilylovekin said...

I love the beads on the fabric balls, are you making necklaces with these?

Gwen said...

Oooh! I wish I could be at this sale! These beads are so luscious! They look great without beads, but even better with them!

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks everyone for your compliments. Yes, they will be made into necklaces. See under Popular Posts on the sidebar "Kimono Fabric Bead Necklace" for an example.

liesel said...

Good luck with your art collective sale!! Your beads are very pretty and sparkly. Thanks for your birthday and holiday sale wishes!! May you have a great time!

Ebby said...

Wonderful post! Do you have a tutorial on how to make fabric ball beads like this? I have tons of fabrics and I need to make lite weight fabric beads to put on earrings. I have no idea how to go about making them with holes on each end. help please.