This was a special request with specifically requested colors. I was unable to find the colors locally so I purchased the beads online at ebeads.com. It was the first time I shopped at ebeads but I'm glad I did because the service was great, the beads arrived lickety split, and I even received a free pen!
I stitched the heart with a "modified" brick stitch that allowed for multiple passes through each seed bead using thinner, 4 lb. Fireline thread. The finished piece is still durable while remaining flexible and the seed beads sit nicely together like best friends (or like a teacher saying, "stand in a straight line!").
This beaded heart is headed all the way to the cold, blustery East Coast. I hope it brings some warm Hawai'i sunshine to the recipient.
I am halfway through with my largest order of charms, 50 black panthers, so I don't think I'll be posting any new designs before Valentine's Day. (Hmmm....seems like "largest" is my word for 2015!).
Sending ♥ your way.
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