Handmade Beige Linen with Machine Embroidery, Ribbon Embroidery and Hand Beaded Oval Pincushion with Glass Lampwork Bee and Blue Flower
Finished size is 4.5" long x 3" wide x 2" depth. When in use, it will be lying down as shown in photograph five. This bit of fabric came to me with the olive green stems done in machine embroidery. There were two floral accents fashioned from ribbon embroidery - on the lower right, a 1.25" flower with six robins egg blueribbon petals - with bright yellow/gold ribbons fashioned into french knots to form the center of the flower. I have further embellished it by adding pale blue glass seed beads as well as a small beaded leaf on each side of the stem, each has been formed with seven small pea-shaped glass beads. On the left side of the pincushion, a flower is formed with six orchid ribbons and five lavender french knots, to which I have added six matte finish orchid glass drop beads. Near the center of the pincushion, I have added a length of olive ribbon with attached leaves which goes from the top all the way to the bottom, and I have embellished it with olive glass seed beads. Also added to the stem are two large orange glass flower beads, two medium sized gold glass flower beads and four small matte finish pink glass flower beads, all with a dark blue glass drop bead with AB coating as a center accent. Finally, I have added a 1" wide x .75" long glass lampwork bead in the shape of a bee. The fabric is a fine quality beige linen, the back is the same linen, completely unembellished. It has been stuffed to be plump and firm with poly fiberfill.
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I want to remind residents of the state of Minnesota, we have a 6.875% sales tax. It will be added when you pay with paypal. If you choose to pay by check or money order, please convo me and I will figure your tax. When you think about it, 6.875% is not such a bad deal. considering we enjoy warm tropical breezes all year here in Minnesota.
Returns & exchanges
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Many of my painted items have the date they were painted on the bottom. So you might see things painted as long ago as 2001. Please don’t worry, these are brand new, unused items that have been in storage just waiting for their debut! All item have been stored in my non-smoking, pet-free home.