>Czech & Venetian Glass Accents

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

This week, I have been working on my beaded Campanile. This will be the bell tower in my beaded St. Mark’s Square painting. I normally use a lot of seed beads in my work, but I wanted to do something a little different for this tower. Since the original tower collapsed once in real life, and the current tower is apparently sinking, I wanted to use a few different types of larger beads for accents.

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

In addition to the glass cube windows, I have used quite a few rectangular orange Czech glass beads that I purchased in the Czech Republic. (These look like large bricks to me!) The 3 large brown tube beads are Murano glass which I actually purchased in Venice. The small green glass flower beads were purchased on the island of Murano. And, I have started to use a mix of Bronze seed beads, as well.

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

Semi-beaded St. Mark’s Square (Venice, Italy).
Bead embroidery on felt. 12.5″ x 18″ (32cm x 46cm).





I think these beads will add some visual excitement to what seemed to be just a plain old felt tower before…. What do you think?😉

 

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