Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hawaiian Mandala - FINISHED

This month the last part of the Hawaiian Mandala got released. There were three little creatures to stitch in each corner. These got stitched over one, which makes them look very detailed. And in each corner there was a turtle - completely beaded - swimming in shimmering water (braid)

The stitching was already done for a while, but there was a surprise. You have to determine yourself which type of crystal you want to have for the middle of the beaded turtles. And for someone like me that isn't that easy....lol. I'm a quite visual type. I need to SEE.

Soooooo....I grabbed my collection of Swarovski Crystals to form a first opinion and then ordered several Swarovski pearls and crystals. When trying these out I knew immediately which one I want...but in a different size!!! Today the ordered pearls arrived and I could finally finish this mandala. I chose in the end Swarovski pears, 6mm in the color "Tahitian"

I have to take a better picture still...but that comes later. Soon I'll bring it anyway to the framer.

Hawaiian Mandala - finished


For people who are planning to stitch this mandala as well ... I made several example pictures of the turtle with different pearls/crystals. There are so much more choices, but it might give you an idea about light/dark colors, size and form. I uploaded them all to my Webshot album here

I would love to go on stitching on the Dragonfly Boudoir box, but the foot of my magnifier broke, and I'm not able to stitch on black without that. That has to wait until Mike finds the time to fix it, which might take some time. Oh well, good thing is that it won't run away.

21 comments:

Lou's addictions said...

Wow, this is stunning, I know what you mean when you say you have to see what everything looks like before you decide. I'm the same with my beads (which I never seem to have enough of lol)

Kathy said...

It is absolutely stunning! Simply gorgeous. Such fabulous stitching. I am jealous. :)
So what's next on the stitching front?

Rene la Frog said...

AWESOME!!! That is just too beautiful for words.

Sadie said...

Congratulations Gabi, it is stunning. You did such a great job.

Carolyn NC said...

This is just too gorgeous for words - congrats, congrats, congrats! Fantastic stitching!

Kelly said...

Absolutely fabulous! You have done a fantastic job on it!

Missy Ann said...

You rock! All the options in the Webshots are so helpful! I still can't decide what I want, but I do know what size I prefer thanks to all your pictures.

Great job!

Nancy said...

Totally awesome!! You definitely need to take several photos at different angles etc to see the beads and details. Before you get it framed!!! I am still plugging away on my 2nd of 4 corners. I hope to be celebrating in a couple months!

Meari said...

Gorgeous, Gabi!

Penny said...

The mandala is absolutly beautiful. You do great work.

Donna said...

I don't have words to tell you how beautiful this is. This is a masterpiece. You have done a fabulous job!

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, Gabi, it's awesome!! Great choice for the turtles too. I'll have to sit on my hands and make myself not get this before it goes away, as I have way too many large Chatelaines waiting to be stitched, but it's going to be hard to resist!

Becky K in OK said...

Oh, so beautiful. Congratulations on your finish. I'm a visual person too. I have to see, before I can see!

Louisiana Momma said...

OMG! I cannot BELIEVE how beautiful that is.. such detail and color..you should be very proud of yourself.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow that piece is absoultely is amazing! The colours are just stunning. That is sure an HD for you to be proud of!

Mare said...

WTG Gabi! Whoa this one is a major Happy Dance! A Stunning Feast for the eyes & you better take more photo's to show this baby off!

Mare

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous - congratulations! I know how much work goes into these - you must be so proud!

staci said...

Wow Gabi, that is amazing! Congrats on a fabulous finish!!!

zoomcity said...

That's gorgeous. What a beautiful job you've done. Congratulations.

Joy said...

I am slowly but surely catching up with blogs. This is out of this world!!! You did a FANTASTIC job on this piece!!!!!! I know you are proud and congratulations!

Jean said...

I found this (Mandela) when I was checking out your stash on 3/5/09. I want to say, I never thought I would be able to chose "the most beautiful piece I've ever seen", but today it happened.! You get the award for that. I couldn't take my eyes off of it - it is stunningly beautiful. The colors, the stitching, the intricacies! Everything has taken my breath away!