I'd never used pearl beads of this size before, or diamond-like sparklies either, so I wasn't really sure of myself here.
This first shot you might remember from the introductory post in this project series - it's from the dress proper and shows what sort of jewel trims it had, including the pearl beads in the small flowers and leaves. Actually, I forgot to put them above the leaves in the end.... Just remembered that whilst writing this!
Here's the whole panel with the pearl beads added.
The dress proper had two different sizes of pearl beads, whereas I was working with just one, so I ended up adding more in later on to even things up a little in the central, large flower.
Finally for today we have a few shots of the final panel with the addition of the sparklies. I loved these. They ended up being realy quite easy to do and they just look great! I was happy to add the leftovers to my stash. ☺ Wish I could think of something else to use them on now. Couture 'commissions' aren't something I get every day, sadly! Part of me rather likes the idea of working as an embroiderer in a big fashion house.
Here's the whole panel still in the hoop, just before being taken out and prepared for fitting. More on that next time, on Monday. Join me then! ☺♥
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2017