Last summer I made a series of sea creatures – beginning with a bead embroidered pink and yellow jellyfish done as a stitch and material sampler. She was a bit big and slightly clumsy, so she was called Big Jelly.
The next piece was Squidy, who mixes bead embroidery, bead weaving and goldwork embroidery techniques. I published Squidy as a tutorial last year, and also sell component packs for him (which include Hope Jacare‘s lovely ribbons and the other non-beady elements). You can read about him here.
Finally I made Jelly, a simplified piece using just one goldwork and a few bead embroidery stitches – simplified because I knew she was going to go off to the Beadworkers Guild as a journal tutorial. So that meant I had to keep her under wraps for quite a long time!
Last week the Journal was published and here she is. She looks lovely on the cover, particularly in her second colourway of blues and fuchsia, and it’s great to make a contribution to the Guild and to one of the most popular beadworking publications.
If you’re interested in the Journal it forms part of the membership benefits of joining the Guild, and is available internationally.
If you’re already a member and wanting to try making Jelly, then I have the Pearl Purl available in my Etsy shop, and Clare at Hope Jacare has just listed yet more beautiful ribbons, net tape and other hand dyed loveliness. Have fun!
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These are so much fun! I might have to look into getting a copy…
Guild members only for Jelly I’m afraid, although Squidy is available as a tutorial in my Etsy shop, and would set you up with the techniques you’d need to design your own creatures!
Thanks a lot!
Beautiful creations 😊
Beautiful work! Finished well
I loved your beautiful Jelly fish in the BWG Journal, made with this same concept of colored ribbons mimicing the tentacles of the creature. It is a really happy and beautiful piece. Congratulations on a lovely design, andbeing a cover girl!
Thank you Cath!