Friday, 27 June 2008

Beady Butterflies!


It's blog time again and unfortunately I haven't really got anything new to show you. I've been busy working on orders for my poppy cufflinks and poppy pins and also working on some interesting projects that I can't really share with you at the moment - but all in good time! I spent a very fitful night last night, half awake and half asleep with lots of weird and wonderful dreams but also with lots of new beady ideas flitting into my mind. Anyway, the result this morning, rather than being tired, is that I feel filled with enthusiasm and can't wait to get cracking with some of these ideas - trouble is, I might need to give up sleep permanently to be able to fit them all in!



One of the 'under wraps' projects I mentioned above needed me to take a photo of one of the butterflies I used to make. So as I feel a blog isn't a blog without some pretty pictures and I have nothing new to show you, I thought I would dig some of them out. I started out by using a mixture of cross-stitch cottons, silks and a few beads and stitching them onto plastic canvas before carefully cutting them out. Gradually as I got more and more addicted to beads, I made them using all beads and both Mum and I have a collection of them 'flying' on various walls in our houses. In my lounge, I have a beautiful hand embroidered wall hanging from Nepal that depicts the Tree of Life, it has a selection of my beaded butterflies and moths 'flying' around it - I find the whole scene very magical and soothing. I know these butterflies are quite different from my work today, but I still love them and it would be great to hear what you think!




25 comments:

  1. Kerrie, I just love them!! They are so beautiful and you are so talented! I know what you mean about not wanting to make things you used to make anymore - my style, too, has evolved, and even though some of the things I designed long ago are the most "popular" (according to clicks and hearts, anyway) I'm not really eager to start making them again. BUT, if you still like making them, I would definitely add them to your shop, because they are amazing! They also would look really nice next to your beautiful flowers! :-)

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  2. The butterflies are deligthful !

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  3. Kerrie, My mother is a butterfly addict and I have a real obsession with the Tree of Life motif, so I would love to see a picture of your lounge wall. I have never thought of using plastic canvas beads...hmmmm ;)

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  4. Very beautiful butterflies. Love them

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  5. oh Kerrie, the butterflys are fantastic, they'd look fab as a pendent or with a lenght of chain attahed to the top of each wing to make a necklace

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  6. Lovely, beautiful butterflies, Kerrie.

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  7. I love the idea of plastic canvas and beads and your butterflies a great!

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  8. Your butterflies are so pretty Kerrie! I wish I could be so inspired on little sleep...I'd be really creative! :)

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  9. Kerrie - these butterflies are way cool - I just love them - so many design possibiliteis with them!

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  10. kerrie, the butterflies are fantastic! and i would love to see some pics of the tree of life with them flying around it!

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  11. Wow Kerrie those butterflies are awesome.

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  12. Wow these are gorgeous Kerrie! Great to see your cross stitch, that's where my obsession with beads started too :)

    Liz x

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  13. So very beautiful butterflies, Kerrie!

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  14. I started with cross stitch too. Your butterflies are so cute. You should definitely make some as necklaces.

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  15. Holy cow! How beautiful!! :-)

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  16. They are beautiful Kerrie - you will have to show us your Tree of Life
    OMG I hope I can work out all the scrambled letters to verify this post lol Why is it that some are easy and some are so hard !!!
    xx chris

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  17. You're very talented, I love butterflies! I have given you an award, check this link for details: http://glitterglowbeading.com/?p=370

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  18. I love all your beads butterflies !

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  19. Kerrie,
    Your butterflies are wonderful. Also checked out your dragon necklace and it is amazing too. You are such a prolific beader. Makes me wonder what I am doing with my time - messing around on the computer too much, perhaps.

    www.chrisbeads.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm overwhelmed by all your lovely comments my friends - thank you everyone :0)

    Kerrie x

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  21. I love your butterflies!!

    ALso, thanks for linking to me! Please stop by anytime! Happy beading from Boston! :D

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  22. (I am WAY behind on reading/commenting on other people's blogs)
    These butterflies are beautiful.

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