Tag: Seed Beads


I started by painting a canvas panel in several shades of green, blue and teal.  I crafted the mermaid from paperclay and then painted her body with acrylic paints and painted string for hair.  After glueing the mermaid onto the panel I used an ART-C bead mix to make the seaweed.  Mini sea shells were…

Woodland Necklace and Cuff Set

I have been striving to combine my love of creating with fiber, polymer clay and jewelry. This is one of a series of couture jewelry sets I have been creating.  I started by creating a pattern for the shape of the bib necklace and cutting it out  with medium weight stabilizer and two fabrics pieces;…

Japonaiserie Koi Trapunto Sampler by Cherry Barlowe

A mixed-media stitched Trapunto sampler inspired by the Japonaiserie style that captures Koi fish and water lilies. The mixture of media include an original ink pointillism drawing on cotton, embroidery, bead work, Trapunto quilting and silver wire embellishments of the Koi. Finished size: 215mm x 410mm. My name is Cherry Barlowe (aka Qershi), I was…

Autumns Bounty

I wet felted this cuff and let the organic shape dictate the outcome. Hand sewn seed beads, acrylic maple leaves, and a button closu,re add the finishing touches.

In My Garden

I knitted the base of this bag and needle felted some of the design into the bag, as well as adding needle felted components. The piece has been embellished with freshwater pearls and seed beads.

Fire and Fiber

I needle felted the base and attached a piece of my fused glass, which I encircled with seed beads, swarovski crystals, and czech glass beads. A fun and funky bib necklace.

Woodland Goddess Cuff

The focal piece for this cuff is one of my polymer clay faces. I like to refer to this piece as wearable art. It took me five days to bead the cuff, attach it to a 2" wide brass cuff, then sew a piece of suede to the underside so the brass cuff is hidden…

Goddess In Bloom

I started by making the polymer clay face, and she became the inspiration for this piece. I wanted my goddess to be in bloom, so I cut a flower out of copper sheet metal, and used  one of my beading pliers to shape the flower. I then wrapped her in copper wire to add some…

elegant garden

This bracelet was inspired by bead embroidery techniques. The components are built to represent flowers and leaves and then attached to the suede.