It didn’t take long to finish (just as I predicted!) the very last tulip and now the first phase is complete.
Each of the tulips and hearts will be edged in gold passing thread as will the large center design. I haven’t yet decided how to fill the center flower shape but am thinking of gold couched with black thread. The leaves I am thinking black (but not sure what or how) with gold edges and center veins. The lines and dots on the edges of the piece will be worked with gold paillettes and black beads or black paillettes and gold beads…or maybe pearls…
This piece is my inspiration – rich and elegant.
Here’s a slide show for you so you can see – up close and with the small imperfections that make it a hand made piece – all 8 heart and flower elements of the design and the center. Remember that each heart or tulip is 4 x 4 cm or 1.5 x 1.5 inches square.
Any input or opinions about the next steps? As always, I’d love to hear from you!