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Pearl Rose II, or Pearling and Purling

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22 March 2009

Pearl Rose II, or Pearling and Purling



(click to enlarge, since I've done this in Blogger)

Those are 2-3 freshwater rice pearls. I suspect some of them are potato pearls (the rounder ones with the stripe in the middle)

And then bright check purl. I have a little leeway in getting the length right - if it's a tiny bit long, the end can go under the Grecian Twist.

It's actually quite boring (or should I say - Zen). Just sewing pearls, and cutting and sewing purl.

I'm looking forward to adding the silk sepals - that should really bring it out.

Have to do something about that centre.....and pity the petals aren't all the same size.

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8 Comments:

Blogger MargB said...

I love these pearl roses so much. you are doing a great job on this sampler.

Sunday, March 22, 2009  
Blogger The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Nature isn't regular, eRose, so this flower will look more natural to the eye with slightly irregular pearls.

I'm told that Sundance has added pearls to their bead line. Usually their beads are very well sized, so you might want to check it out. Nothing's up on their website yet.

http://www.sundanceneedleworks.com/

Jane, waving from CH where we think your pearl rose lovely

Monday, March 23, 2009  
Blogger Mary Corbet said...

Hi, Megan!

Looks great! I like the combination of gold and pearls - really rich and lovely!

Ooooh. Sorry to hear about the bird incident. Put one of the cats to work, and make them fetch it!

Monday, March 23, 2009  
Blogger Paula Hewitt said...

i think it looks lovely. the pearl/purl combo is very flash.

Monday, March 23, 2009  
Blogger Gina-B said...

Very regal indeed - lovely! Don't worry about the centre, the one on the glove isn't actually all lined up either. That's the joy of handwork!

Monday, March 23, 2009  
Blogger JoWynn Johns said...

I like irregularity. That's nature. Your rose is going to be spectacular.

Monday, March 23, 2009  
Blogger Anya said...

What a *fabulous* piece of embroidery this is!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Thankyou, everyone :-)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009  

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