Sunday, February 08, 2009

Beaded Kaleidescope

Back in 2007, I took a class at Road to California from Nancy Eha on making beaded Kaleidoscopes...I finished the beading of the kaleidoscope in late January, but did not get around to designing and working on the quilt until late last year...

The frame for the outer ring is made of Timtex..but that was not strong enough to support the extra beading that I did in the outer ring, so I cut a very sturdy cardboard ring and that is sandwiched inside - that made it sufficiently stiff! I was going to picot bead around all of the edges but after I saw the effect of the outer ring, decided that would be going overboard.



This is a picture before the wires were sewn down and the outer ring beading was done:





And...here it is - Done! I just need to figure out how to hang it...any suggestions on how to hang it, especially if I entered it into a show, would be welcome!

2 comments:

rianammerman said...

WOW! What a beautiful piece of work! It is stunning. Could you affix a section (circle) of PVC pipe as a hanger? It would stick out from the wall, but that could be a good thing...

Nanci said...

You do such beautiful work. I want to thank you for being the very first person to comment on my blog a year ago. I couldn't believe that someone I didn't know would actually visit me. Thank you so very much. I have much improved in the past year, but just commented that I remembered your name for being number one to comment.