|Stitch over bezels capture Sea Glass|
Easter weekend saw me stitching my first free form cuff - using netting stitch as a base. Shells from Tynemouth were a creative addition to break up the design. The closure was created from two recycled mother of pearl shirt buttons.
|Captive Sea Glass Cuff|
The sea glass was collected from the beach at Seaham (East Durham Coast, UK) when my mum and sister visited. The glass is smooth like a pebble - making wire or peyote stitch wrapping not an option.
Sea Glass was captured using stitch over bezels. Initially used peyote stitch to secure - but this dominated and took over from the beauty of the Sea Glass. Instead a spiders web style approach was taken - the shape of the sea glass influenced how this was shaped.
The design was created for the annual Trash to Treasure contest of Happy Mango Beads