I had the task of beading a Gatsby inspired head piece for an event my daughter was attending. I decided bead embroidery was the right medium to work in and set to cutting out some dyed lacy's stiff stuff in the desired shape. I beaded during my Alaskan cruise and was happy with the progress until more then one person pointed out the resemblance to a starfish.....which was not the look I was going for.
This was an inspiration photo and the beginning of the piece. Nancy Cain brilliantly suggested that I add more black which I did, but still I had a starfish....I tried to ignore it but a quick post to facebook informed me that it wasn't be ignored.
Here I laid it on paper and drew in a few additional components, and moved the metal accent to the side. I was much happier with the overall shape so I proceeded to cut out and embroider the extra bits, attaching them together at the end.
I think the finished result was quite beautiful! I also attached a pinback so it could be worn on a headband or on a jacket.
Doesn't hurt that Casey is so beautiful! I think she rocked it!