>Beaded Letters

>beaded pop art Boston trolley MBTA Citgo sign Kenmore Square bead embroidery beading lone beader

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I was busy working on the beaded letters for my Boston Citgo sign. Each letter only measures approx. 1.5″ – 2″ wide, but for some reason they take a long time to bead! I am using 4 different blues – 3 transparent ones and one silver-lined blue. I’m also using several grays and black. Altogether, I counted 11 different types of seed beads! I chose these colours because I want the sign to look dark. Like a neon sign that is not lit. I’m stitching the beads onto felt with backstitch in the same direction of the LED tubing that is on the real Citgo sign in Kenmore Square. Hopefully, when I put everything together (including my beaded Boston trolley) it will all make sense. But, first I have to figure out how to do that. Wish me luck!😀

beaded pop art Boston trolley MBTA Citgo sign Kenmore Square bead embroidery beading lone beader

5 thoughts on “>Beaded Letters

  1. >How do you stitch so close to the edge? Do you just come up a beads width in so you don’t distort the felt? They look really nice.

  2. >Thanks for the comments! And, Kathy, I can’t believe I didn’t hear from you while you were here! Did you find any of the bead shops?? And, yea! Go Celtics!😀😀

  3. >These letters are awesome! Such a cool idea.Although it was rainy and chilly I loved being in Boston a few weeks ago. Are you ready for Thursday evening? GO CELTICS!Kathy V in NM

  4. >Hi LB,Your beaded Boston landmarks are awesome and you’re doing such an incredible job with them. I’m looking forward to seeing it all come together!

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