Saturday, November 27, 2010

Beads of Salt

Hey there, Stitchy Peeps!

I am making ornaments for each member of my immediate family this year. Here's the latest one. As you can see, it's a work in progress.

pretzel wip
(Pattern from Dough by Wild Olive

I need to add the rest of the beads (I used these Mill Hill frosted glass beads), but that won't take long. Then it's just a matter of sewing this cute little pretzel into an ornament. 

Speaking of beads, don't they make the cutest little bits of salt? 

pretzel wip--bead detail

I attached them the way I do when I attach beads to a cross-stitch piece: bring the floss (two strands) up from under the fabric, thread the bead on the floss and go down through the fabric like I am making a half-stitch (the bead is now lying flat against the fabric), and then come back up and secure the bead by splitting the two threads, placing one strand on either side of the bead, and going back down through the fabric like I am completing an X. Sorry if that's confusing. I guess writing instructions/tutorials isn't really my forte. Anywho, for this piece, the second stitch probably isn't necessary since it won't be handled much, but I like the added security it gives. Those suckers ain't goin' nowhere

Well, that's all for now, my lovelies. I have been putting off my schoolwork in order to stitch, but with finals coming up I don't think that's very wise. I hope to be back soon, though (the term is almost over, yippee!), so stay tuned for more stitchy goodness. Until then...

Happy Stitching! 


Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower~I love this! What perfect little salt rocks :)
Looking forward to checking out your archives.

olisa said...

Love the salt beads! So cute!!

SewAmy said...

very cute. can't wait to see more of the ornaments.