>Rough on the Needle

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I was just working on the side molding piece for my beaded DeLorean time machine when my needle broke! Look!:/

Titanium beading needle bead embroidery pop art DeLorean car beaded
This molding piece was made out of 3 layers of clear vinyl which were painted with steel-coloured acrylics. I originally wanted to use a different material for this piece, but I didn’t find anything suitable…. After I stuck the vinyl pieces together, I began to stitch on some of my Czech glass bugle beads. It seems that vinyl is one of my favourite beading fabrics – it has solved many of my problems!

The reason why my needle broke was because there were 3 layers of vinyl. Of course, if I had planned differently, I would have stitched on the beads, then painted the vinyl, but NO… I didn’t think of that… But, one thing I did think was that maybe sometime in the future, I should design my own special titanium beading needle! One that could bead through anything!!

(Semi-beaded Back to the Future DeLorean time machine.
11.5″ wide x 5.5″. Bead embroidery on felt.)

Titanium beading needle bead embroidery pop art DeLorean car beaded
That would be cool…😉

7 thoughts on “>Rough on the Needle

  1. >Hey D – try a small glovers needle. They are used on leather so should be able to handle this just fine. I have some if you would like a couple mailed to you….

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