Desert Study #1 - Progress Report

Here's a more detailed photo of my progress:

I'm almost finished with the principle free form; then comes a bit of surface embellishing and working out a closure. The offcenter focal is a pink jasper cabochon. The two large apricot-colored beads are carved, dyed tagua nuts. I used more pearls in this piece than I originally intended, but I just do what the beads tell me.


  1. I love this one. The colors are so subtle, but intense in their own way. I tend not to work in this color way, but I may have to push it as it speaks to me when someone else does it.


  2. This will become a true masterpiece . . .

    Kathy V in NM

  3. I am fascinated by your work. I usually stitch beads to fabric, so assumed you had a foundation too. You obviously just stitch them to each other!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your progress and just a little of how you do things.

  4. Thanks, guys! One of my favorite things to do is color blend in freeform - I've just never worked quite so wide before!
    @jo in nz - bead embroidery (on a foundation of heavyweight interfacing) is my first love - but this freeform stuff runs a mighty close second!

  5. Very beautiful, Morwyn. I love freeform!


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