Laughing Dog Arts

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Now she beads

This is what I'm working on now. It is about 7 1/2" x 6". Stitched on a lovely piece of cotton velvet. I'm really enjoying working on this, the velvet is very firm and I need nothing else behind it for adding any firmness. Below is a close up. Does anyone recognize what the thing is I have in the center that I am beading around?
Listening to a new live Greg Brown concert I got in the mail. Anyone want a copy? I'll share it for free.  It's great.  There is a song on it, Broken Angel, that Jeff Bridges performs in his recent movie, Crazy Heart.  Evidently Jeff is a big fan of Greg's and based some of his character in the movie on Greg, or Greg's music.

Bead well.
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Marilyn said...

Your beadwork is so pretty! I have done some in connection to embroidery or cross stitch but not a lot!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I looked and looked and cannot figure out the center piece.
So now I'm waiting with bated breath...or something like that! :D
How about great curiosity?
The close ups of the beads are just beautiful!


sjmcdowell said...

Hi Jan,

Thanks for commenting on the little Tin folks on my blog.
Nope I did not make them, some really talented person at the Dogwood Festival that we went to a couple of weeks ago made them.
They are really cute!!

Yes, I would like a copy of the Greg Brown concert that would be great! Contact me by e-mail about address and shipping details ok?

I love your beading on velvet, very pretty. I do not know what is in the center of it it an Asian symbol? Something from Tibet perhaps?

Hugs and Sunshine,


Marlene said...

Beautiful beadwork, I am with the other though on what the center piece is, I at first thought it might be an old button but then decided that wasn't it.

Approachable Art said...

Gorgeous beading, Jan!

audrey said...

Your beading is always inspirational to me. I am clueless as to what is in the middle. It looks like a button with a symbol. At first I thought it was the OHM symbol, but it looks like it could be a meditation symbol or a serpent or an initial.
You got me ~ I give up!
I like the red background on this.
The beading really shows up.
♥ audrey

Jan said...

it is some little brooch that belonged to an Aztec warrior that was passed down to me............maybe............or maybe it is the top of the aluminum cover from a wine bottle;-)

No one guessed but Audrey came up with the best guess, the brooch theory. Thanks for playing along.

audrey said...

Jan, you truly are a good sport!!

maggi said...

I love your beading and still have no idea what the centre is. Having just listened several times to the two Greg Brown CDs you sent I can hardly as for another ... can I?

Marie S said...

Oh Jan this is awesome, I love the red.
I have no idea what is in the middle but it is really pretty.

I am so so glad you are still going to stick with me!!
Love and hugs,
Have a wonderful weekend.

Robbie said...

Great piece, Jan! Very nice...can't figure out the center piece you beaded around??

Deborah said...

Beadutiful!!! Truly stunning and meticulous work. Thank you for your kinds words left on my blog...they are much appreciated. **kisskiss** Deb

Ces said...

Holy smokes Jan! Did you do corss-eyed after doing these? These are so tiny! I don't think my fingers can even handle one of these beads. Very beautiful, very delicate. Great work!

Nancy said...

This is beautiful on the velvet! wow. Thanks for following my blog- I'm going to do the same with yours. You sure are multi-talented! Nancy

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wondferul beading, I was going to guess a seal of some kind so I was kind of close :).