Monday, August 16, 2010
A Hippocampus And Some Soutache
This beautiful Hippocampus (mythical creature - half horse, half fish) arrived a few days ago from Arlene at
ArzieHodge on Etsy. I have been fascinated with these creatures for years and get quite excited when I find one. This one is beaded beautifully.
These are 2 Hippocampus's (Hippocampi?) that I found at Lotusland in Santa Barbara, California.
I have also been learning how to do Soutache Bead Embroidery. Soutache is a double channel trim used for decorating clothes and upholstery.
These are my first two attempts. I bought some soutache in differant colors and I'm working on one with burgundy and green colors. Will post it when I'm done.
And this is a brooch I just listed in my Etsy shop. I love doing to key holes and keys. This one has a sodalite bead in the center.