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"BYZANTINE BEZELS AND BORDERS, OH MY!" '07       

Beaded Art Quilt  40" x 21"

 
"BYZANTINE BEZELS AND BORDERS, OH MY!"
by
Thom Atkins

The central panel had been done for two years when I decided it was time to do the smaller panels above and below. I beaded them while on a trip to Minnesota to visit my mother. When I went to bind them, I could not find more of the material I had used to do the central panel. After much futile looking, I tried my hand at discharge dyeing and achieved something similar which I used, only to find that I didn?t like the combination of binding materials and proceeded to rip off the beads and binding from the central panel and re-do it.

Then the laborious process of doing the edges around each of the little panels and attaching them to the big one began, a process which involved over 300 additional ?popcorn? seed pearls (which I didn?t have and proved difficult to find locally). At last, it was done and looked like what I had conceived two years earlier.

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