Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bead embroidery technique: semi-cross stitches, monastery stitches

This beautiful small heart is easy to make, 
lot of my customers got this present from me some time ago. 
Do you already embroider it? No? Let's start! 
Here is step-by-step illustrated master-class how to embroider this small beauty :)

Feed threat to needle using thread feeder. 

Do not hold thread feeder like this:

This is right way to hold thread feeder:

Tie usual knot on the end of a thread. Use short thread for one operation, around 40 cm (15") to avoid thread twisting.

Pick one bead by needle and start from corresponding mark on canvas.
You may use a thread of one color for multicolored beads, it's not necessary to use a thread colored same as beads. 
I'm using red thread because the main color of this picture is red. 

This is semi-cross stitch chart.

Very soon you will get the surface like this:

This is how the back of canvas looks like. You will have a lot of knots :)

Actually you may start to embroider from any convenient place at canvas. You may start here, then stop and start there. Just keep beads angle, they all should look at the same direction.

 If some bead has been sewn wrong you may easily crack it and replace.

 We are finished embroidery. Now frame the canvas and enjoy!

Just try, you can easily learn this beautiful art. Don't think just genius can make this, everyone can learn it like they could :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chrysanthemum dress close-up

This gorgeous wedding gown made by Ukrainian designer Svetlana Bekreneva 
was published in Duplet magazine 149

The dress is fantastic, elegant and delicate

Designer has named the dress "Chrysanthemum"

I was so charmed by this dress that decided to show you these close-ups to encourage your creativity!

The dress has been made in free-form technique.
You can find motifs for this dress in Duplet 133 pages 14-15 and Duplet 146 pages 10-11


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Easter sale!

We are happy to announce Easter 2015 sale beginning!

  20% down for bead embroidery kits on Easter theme (icons and rushnyks)


Welcome to and enjoy your shopping!

Monday, March 9, 2015

New hobby: diamond painting

Meet new pleasant and spectacular hobby - DIY diamond painting pictures making!

If you like you can find them here and get using wide range of payment methods: Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa), Maestro, Sofort├╝berweisung, iDEAL, EPS, bank transfer - fast and convenient for our European customers. You may also use PayPal as well.


Friday, March 6, 2015

Cats love spring!

When spring is coming cats feels that very good, they begin to prepare melting icicles by their soft and warm paws :)

Cat And Icicles

They enjoy and value every spring moment smelling first flowers on branches


walking around apple trees in the park, alone

or with a girlfriend :)

Some of them are dreaming about future military career...

Another one are dreaming about where to find a girlfriend :)


Kitten And Butterfly

Some of them are thinking about their summer trip to the beach to play and have fun there :)


Others are looking at flowers, butterflies and birds and just enjoy the moment :)

Mountain Apple Trees 

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Yes, we are the cats!

Don't have a cat?

Really don't have? Never mind - just crochet it!