Monday, September 1, 2014

Gecko is complete...


It took most of the day...but he is done. And, I enjoyed the process, even though I was tired because I was pushing to finish.
 
 
I used a lot of beads to cover the cabochons and to fill in space here and there. More bullions, French Knots, and back-stitches were worked around the beading. To add some shading, I used longer back stitches in the pretty knitted rayon from Color Complements throughout.
 

I changed my mind on the head bead as it seemed to conflict with the eyes as I started working. So, I covered it with five spokes and did a wrapped rose in rayon perle. 
 
 
 
These darker beads are called twin beads...I put an extra one in the photo (on it's side) so you can see what they look like. Strange little beads...and I thought that they might be too dark. But, when the gecko was finished...they were fine. Sometimes things don't look "right" because there is so much empty space around them...but after you have worked more into the area...they make themselves at home. Ha!
 
 

I worked around the cabochon on the left...but these other two were too close to the sides. So, what you can't go around...you go over!


I like the little three beads on their ends...but the beading thread will be covered some with green sewing thread. I thought about using a green marker to color the thread...or removing and starting over. But, the green thread worked enough to make me happy. All of the background was filled with back stitching in the yarn fiber.


The final gecko has some good dimension and I'm pretty happy with him (or her).



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15 comments:

margaret said...

you have made a real beauty here

Sandra said...

Gorgeous

Peggy Wade said...

The gecko is SO cute!! I have been a follower for a couple of years and never commented, but this little creature cured that. The detail is amazing and of course the color is one of my favorites. You are so talented; keep up the beautiful art! Peggy in Frankfort, KY

Pippas quilts said...

What a beautiful Gecko What happens when she/he want to change colour, ha, ha.

Mamacessories said...

This is gorgeous! The combination of beads and stitching is perfect.

Maria

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

He is beautiful! He has to be a he because "he" are more pretty in nature than "she" ~lol~.
xx, Carol

Debra Graham said...

Oh my gosh Kathy it is just so beautiful.

Renata's arts and crafts said...

Ohhh. Kathy , your Gecko is amazing and beautiful.And I have to say you did it very fast I did not even had time to read you previous blog and you're done .

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Your little gecko is great!!! I love the color and the beads along with the embroidery. Perfect in every way.

desertskyquilts said...

Simply amazing, Kathy. I know it took hours of work, but it seemed so fast on this end. ;) I love the look of everything you did.

Robbie said...

It's wonderful!!!!

Laurie said...

Wow -- that is a work of art!

Tracie said...

Love, love the gecko! Is he now or in the future a pattern/class???? He is so beautiful! (Even though I hate lizards! Ha Ha )

Monica said...

Wow! Your gecko is stunning!

Angela said...

I am not a fan of creepy crawlies, but you made me like this one! Absolutely gorgeous!