Friday, February 17, 2017

Theo Fabergé's Jeweled Spiral Coil Egg - Updated 2/17/17

February 17, 2017--Completed the stitching, beading and thread couching on this beautiful needlepoint version of Faberge's Jeweled Spiral Coil Egg.  The multi-colored beads really sparkle.


Ornament Theo Faberge's Jeweled Spiral Coil Egg
Ornament Theo Faberge's Jeweled Spiral Coil Egg Side View
January 27, 2017--Finished laying the gold ribbon and am beginning the beadwork.  The first picture below shows how the egg looks with the canvas threads running true vertival.  The second picture shows it slightly tilted to have more of an egg shape.  This is how it will hang when finished.  The purpose is to visually reduce the slant of the gold ribbon diagonal lines while making the beads look like they are coiling sideways around the egg.


Theo Fabergé's Jeweled Spiral Coil Egg at 1-27-17



Theo Fabergé's Jeweled Spiral Coil Egg at 1-27-17 Tilted
January 15, 2017--This is one of the classes I took while at ANG's 2016 National Seminar in New Orleans, LA.  It's called Theo Fabergé's Jeweled Spiral Coil Egg and is designed by Michele Roberts, known for beautiful goldwork projects.

I haven't had an opportunity until today to resume working on this piece.  Here's what I accomplished in class.

Theo Fabergé's Jeweled Spiral Coil Egg at 1-15-17


3 comments:

  1. Facinating couching technique. I'm surprised that you didn't get a row of beads in during class. I guess there wasn't any pre-work. Michele's eggs are beautiful.

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  2. Very interesting seeing the layer below. I took a look at the finished piece and it's gorgeous. What kind of beads and metal threads are used?

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    1. The beads used on this piece are Rainbow Aurora Borealis 3 mm x 4 mm rondell-shaped crystals on long strands. The metallic thread is RG Neon Rays Plus. It SHINES!

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