>When in Doubt, Add More Seed Beads

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Turns out, I’m still working on the domes for my beaded St. Mark’s Basilica painting

beaded beadwork Save Venice Italy St. Marks Square campanile erosion fiber art Basilica architecture bead embroidery blog relief painting

First, I needed to fill in the rest of the dome with seed beads. Since I work without any real architectural blueprints, I learn as I go along. I began by layering more size 11 Czech glass seed beads over the lower portion of the domes.

beaded beadwork Save Venice Italy St. Marks Square campanile erosion fiber art Basilica architecture bead embroidery blog relief painting

When I finished that, I sort of liked it, but it didn’t look complete to me. So, I lazy-stitched Japanese size 15 seed beads over the size 11’s! I think this will help bring the Ascension Dome out of the canvas a bit more.

beaded beadwork Save Venice Italy St. Marks Square campanile erosion fiber art Basilica architecture bead embroidery blog relief painting

I still need to stitch through these beads once more just to strengthen the lines. I might do this to one of the smaller domes as well! How do you think it looks? I think my sinking St. Mark’s Basilica is finally starting to come together!🙂

beaded beadwork Save Venice Italy St. Marks Square campanile erosion fiber art Basilica architecture bead embroidery blog relief painting

Semi-beaded  Basilica di San Marco (Venice, Italy). 10″ x 5.5″ (24cm x 14cm).

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