Apparently I do.
I picked up this fabric button at Joann's and just started working with it.
I wanted to do this really crazy complicated mandala-looking embroidery around it and I'd say it turned out pretty good!
Yes, it's embroidered, not beadwoven, although the outer rim of 3mm lime Czech beads was technically woven on after the edging of the bead embroidery was in place.
The piece was inspired by the work of Caroline Fung.
If you read my little snippet in Beadwork Dec/Jan, you'll notice that I mentioned her as the person that I would most like to take bead classes from.
In case you're wondering why, I'll refer you to this:
See what I mean?
Her work is stunning and like I said in my little snippet, she is in my mind one of the few people to successfully mix bead embroidery with beadweaving and other mixed media and create flawless pieces.
She's got a list of awards a mile long, all well deserved.
I hope you'll check out her blog here.
Oh, and guess what I found out yesterday?
We have the same birthday!!!!
So, Happy Birthday to Ms. Caroline and many more!
P.S. I'll be putting this beauty in the shop later, but if you'd like to reserve it, please contact me!