Tag Archives: Handmade goldwork beetle brooch

Starting to bug me…..

Slow progress on the bug front. I have just padded the head of the beetle in white felt and outlined with No. 1 pearl purl. I filled in the pronotum with a mix of Japanese thread and metallic purl. On … Continue reading

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A bit of bling…..

Finally supplies have arrived! The thing about sewing is that you can never have too many threads, materials or equipment! I am planning to use coloured metal smooth purl to fill in one of the beetles I have been sewing,  and … Continue reading

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Beetle juice…

Back to school means far less time to sew, but I did manage to squeeze a couple of hours in to work on my beetles (well one of them). But time whizzes past so quickly and I seem to have … Continue reading

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