Spring's First Blush - Part I
After the initial concept and fabric selection, the next step for me when working on a project is the selection of threads and beads. This is the really fun part as I get to pull out all the threads, beads and whatever else I think could possibly relate to the project from my collections.
First, the threads:
Believe it or not, I really only need three threads for the final project. I only need one pink, one green and one gold. I eliminate threads for several reasons. First, it isn't the right color. I don't always have colors that are perfect, but I won't know until I evaluate the colors under different lighting situations and stitched onto the fabric. Second, the thread doesn't stitch well. If it shreds, snaps, doesn't flow nicely, doesn't stitch curves or loops nicely it is out. Believe me, there is nothing worse than working on a project and fighting with the thread.
Next, the beads and sparkly things:
For the beads, it won't be too hard to choose, as you can see that right away some of this will not work. Those beads up by the organza ribbon are the best so far, and will probably make it into the final project.
Other than that, I needed a ribbon to tie the necklace around neck. I already had a beautiful ivory and gold organza ribbon in the collection that was shown in the bead picture.
Next: sample, sample, sample, sample.
Parting Shot: Nosey! Wellie is the most nosey cat we've owned. He's now checking out the stuff brought over for my IL's cat who will be spending the weekend with us as the IL's are going away for the weekend.