>Beading & Bricklaying

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I’m sure you’re wondering whether I’ve been beading my sinking St. Mark’s Square painting or not, and the answer is YES!

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

 Even though I haven’t blogged about it in awhile, I have actually made quite a bit of progress on my beaded Campanile. I have beaded much of the eroding parts of the tower using an assortment of gray & clear seed beads. I really like how you can see the dark red felt through the clear beads!

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

Next, I began stitching on some matte orange cube beads around my larger Czech glass bricks. The colour is a little bright, but I like how it contrasts the grays in the Basilica. Stitching the cubes seems  to take awhile because they don’t sit so flat on the felt like seed beads do. I must stitch through them a few times to make sure they are secure. I guess right now, it doesn’t look like the bricklayer did such a great job, but I’m hoping that in context, everything will look fine when the entire piece is complete. What do you think?😉

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). 

8 thoughts on “>Beading & Bricklaying

  1. >I love how this is turning out! The different beads and colors you are using are producing such a wonderful texture to the piece, very good effects on it.

  2. >My goodness you have been busy this is a labour of love if I ever saw one. It's beautiful well done. Dread to think what your poor fingers have gone through though.

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