Friday, February 08, 2008

Soraksan Dragon

I love this piece.
Especially when I know that it's from a photo that I took
during a trip of a life time.
I started on November 2, 2007
I finished on February 8, 2008
with approximately 240 hours.
It's 7.75 inches by 13 inches.
I used seed beads, in size 11 and 15s.
I used a few pearls and some vintage sequins.


Dulcey said...

Congratulations, Liz! What a piece, what a wonderful accomplishment! YAY YOU!

Melissa said...

Absolutely stunning, Liz! BTW, I'll drop you an email in the next few days. I've had a slight change of itinerary for my trip next weekend due to a death in the family. I'm still heading your way, but it'll be a few days later. Hope we can still hook up and spend some time together. :-)

Mary Timme said...

I looked and I looked and couldn't see the sequins, but now I do. Whew! The whole thing is stunning!

Denise said...

Wow!! This piece is amazing!! I love the way you created texture with the swirls, curves and straight lines. I could look at this for ages!!!
My daughter would love to see the orginal picture that inspired this beautiful creation!!
Just beautiful!
Cheers, Denise

The Lone Beader said...

Wow! Your bead embroidery is so perfect compared to mine! Nice work. :D

The bad Liz said...

I do thank everyone for their kind words - this was a large piece to work on.

Denise - the post with the original picture is at

LB - No, my beadwork is not perfect. When I look closely at the piece I see all the flaws. I'm just glad that they don't show in pictures.

Mary, the sequins were a last minute addition, in the corner. I just thought that they added a little bit more green that it was missing (grin).

chasmyn said...

Oh my Gosh, it is just beautiful.

coral-seas said...

Liz, I like this from the first post. I've watched it progress and liked it more and more with every stag. You have done an awesome job. Well done. I am so pleased that you like it, that is the most important thing.


Judith said...

I've been seeing dragons all over the Tucson Gem shows... big carved ones and little itty-bitty ones embroidered on baby caps. However, your stunning piece is the one I'd take home with me if I could. Beautiful job Liz!

Arlete said...

It's beeeeautiful! Congrats!

Joann Loos said...

I bow humbly in the presence of your excellence!

The bad Liz said...

Thank you all!