Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mom's Birthday Present

If you've talked to me at all this week - then you know I'v been working furiously on my Mom's birthday present for the latter half of the week! Which is what happens when I work on it at the last minute... Not to mention it's a bead embroidery piece and I still find those challenging!

I took a couple of quick snap shots before I gave it to her. Not perfect, but my borther is going to bring it back over this week for a good photo shoot :)

The Top


The Back

I'm thinking next time I do something like this I should take more "along the way" pictures so I can give you a better idea of what's involved... There are a lot of steps! First you have to secure the cabochon to the material with glue. Which is really only a temporary hold. Then you bead around the cabochon and up the sides to truly secure it. Then you do the embroidery all around it to fill out whatever pattern/shape you desire. Then you glue all of that to a piece of ultra suede backing material and let that dry. Then you go around the edges with more beads. THEN, in this case at least, you glue it to the hair barrette!

I didn't get any pictures of me actually giving it to Mom, but I got my brother to snap a shot of it in her hair for me :)

Mom


What do you think? Should I make one or two for my shops? I might just at some point...but honestly...I have a LONG list of things I want to make...so it'll depend on when and what inspiration hits!



10 comments:

BeadedTail said...

What a beautiful barette Ruthie! It turned out gorgeous! I would certainly think that is something that would sell in your shop if you can sell it for an amount to cover your time in making it of course. It certainly is pretty!

Merily said...

It turned out very pretty! I think something like that would sell. :)

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Very pretty Ruthie! What a great gift, your mom is lucky.

Brian and Patty said...

Ruthie, I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful and talented daughter! Thank you for the beautiful barrette!
Love, Mom

Splendid Little Stars said...

It's SO beautiful! What a wonderful gift!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I know your mom just loved it!!!

Definitely put some in your shop!

NICO Designs said...

Oh, it is so beautiful! I am sure your Mom loved it!!

storybeader said...

great looking barrette! She'll love it!

Beth said...

Gorgeous!

TiLT said...

I love it! Maybe wait bit & save it for a new Spring line...that'll give you some time with your current to-dos