Jenny La Fleur
beading video - 1 of 2 - Jenny La Fleur
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beading video - 1 of 2

You asked for it so here it is - how I'm beading the peacock. I actually use two different techniques of beading for this project so this is the first one. This is a standard method for applying beads to a garment. It's very sturdy and tidy, allowing one to create pretty designs in beads. I also have a picture tutorial of this on my website.

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jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 23rd, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC) (link)
It is simple, just time consuming! :>
angldst From: angldst Date: February 22nd, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC) (link)
That's just fascinating. Thank you so much for posting this, you've now got me percolating ideas for beaded trim.

<3

-d
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 23rd, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC) (link)
You are most welcome - I'm glad you found it helpful! :>
apryl_knight From: apryl_knight Date: February 22nd, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you so much for this! I love watching instructional videos, because I usually don't pick everything up from still pictures alone. One question - how exactly do you have your fashion fabric attached to the cotton that's going through the embroidery hoop? Is it just basted on like the tissue paper?

The panels look absolutely stunning, by the way!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 23rd, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks and you are welcome - it was fun to do. I've answered your question here:
http://jennylafleur.livejournal.com/494162.html
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: February 22nd, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC) (link)
This makes me think of the ladies hundreds of years ago doing this all the time since that's all they did in their spare time when they didn't have tv's and computers. You're a very Renaissance Woman. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 23rd, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I have to admit I have put myself on a TV ration for the duration of this project. I stick to audio books and music when I'm beading - it's amazing how much I can get done without visual distractions!
vanessa_lynne From: vanessa_lynne Date: February 22nd, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC) (link)
This is completely OT, but you always have lovely nails.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 23rd, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I enjoy giving myself manicures. :>
bellamissella From: bellamissella Date: February 22nd, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you Jenny! This is so helpful to actually see the process. I am echoing the question of what you used to mount your fashion fabric to the sheet, and also, are you using metallic or wire thread? Are there certain threads for beading?

Seriously, you rock! :D
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 23rd, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC) (link)
You are most welcome! I've answered your questions in a separte post here:
http://jennylafleur.livejournal.com/494162.html

I hope that helps!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: February 22nd, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC) (link)
Oooo! Thank you, thank you, thank you! This will be so helpful when I finally get around to beading my Arwen gown.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 23rd, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC) (link)
You are most welcome - I'm glad you found it helpful. Ooh Arewn beading... fun!
anielmom From: anielmom Date: February 23rd, 2011 01:32 am (UTC) (link)
Oooh! Thanks for posting this! You do such beautiful work.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 23rd, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC) (link)
You are welcome! :>
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