That's why I first tried Nicole's beadbacking. (that and I couldn't stand the whole picking of frizzies from the LSS from multiple passes with the needle after the piece was completed.) I had created a bead embroidered necklace in blacks & grays on LSS and when it was done, the itty bitty bits of white that were left stuck out like a sore thumb. It drove me crazy, and I knew there had to be a better way. I mean sure, I could dye it and then spill all over my counter, stain my thumbs and have dogs licking up Rit dye, but that would be supremely bad.
Enter into my life Nicole Campanella whom you might know as The Beadwright. Nicole has been doing traditional beading longer than I've been alive. Her experience in all different types of designing led her to creating her own line of Nicole's Bead Backing. I love the fact Nicole's Bead Backing comes in a whole host of colors... which is why I'm sharing this post with you.
I saw Nicole's 2 newest shades Tropical Berry and Kermit the Frog... no not Kermit, but it is called Chartreuse Shine and I was immediately drooling. I began seeing vibrant flowers, fruity drinks and yet, Kermit & Ms. Piggy did pop into my brain. The colors are very vibrant and when put together I think even the angels in heaven are singing because they are gorgeous!
If you create bead embroidered jewelry, or you are contemplating trying, you have to give NBB a try. She has a sampler pack that includes all of her color options - including the 2 newest options - so you can try something new without breaking the bank.
I created this piece using Nicole's Bead Backing in Tropical Berry. I like how the vibrant pink edges the design. It makes the pressed flower pop and adds that summer feel. The necklace chain was created by braiding Softflex Beading wire with teal fire-polished Czech Glass crystals.
Now, Nicole has a birthday coming up, another anniversary of her 29th birthday last I checked. You can give yourself and Nicole a present by trying her newest colors of bead backing. You'll smile the minute you open the package because these colors just exude happiness.
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Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/beadwright
Bead Embroidery as an art form has given my creative soul the ability to dance! Just letting the artwork talk has provided me with so many ah ha moments in the last year! I encourage you to step out of your box and try something new. You just might really like it!