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Monday, April 11, 2011

WEDDING BAND FOR A BIBLE

11 April 2011

This is for Amy, a special lady, who will be getting married in Sydney.  I first knew her when we went on the same church mission trip.  It is always encouraging to see a young life well invested for God's kingdom.

I wanted to make her a ring book but her mom's friend has plan to make her a ring pillow.  I dont have much time to work on anything that is too time consuming, so I cracked my head and came up with this idea.....a wedding band to wrap round the Bible.  I got it done in 2 days,  I could have done it in a day but my long sightedness is making needlework much more difficult these days.  I think I should get myself a magnifying glass for crafters (If anyone has any good recommendation please let me know).  That way, I wont keep losing my beads; placing my needle into the wrong point and having a hard time threading the needle :)  Never thought when this day comes, doing needlecraft would be such a tough job.

Here are the pics to what I have done. 

I went to the Christian BookStore and got this nice bible. I just love it.  It is a NKJV Bible in giant print.

It is burgundy leathersoft cover and has a nice pattern on it....elegant and fit for a weddng.

 
 
The first few pages are for keeping a record of the bride's and the groom's family trees.  I think this is great. 

  Here is the band with the bride's and the groom's intials stitched on with beads.

 
 I crocheted all along the edge of the cross stitch fabric before stitching on the beads.  It is like working cross stitch except you just add in a bead to each stitch and you only do half the stitch instead of a full cross stitch.  You can find very clear instructions here on beaded cross stitch.

 
You can see the beadwork at close up.   I did a heart with a cross inside to go between the initials.  I use backstitich to do the date below the heart.....just a simple design.  I got the pattern for the initials from a book - Counted Beadwork.

 
I crocheted a button and a loop to hold the two ends together...... 


.....and a purple ribbon bow attached to the flap above the button.....  

....and a card by Shera's Design to go with the special gift.

 God bless the Bride & the Groom!

9 comments:

  1. Kyaa...aunty again. Ur handy crafts never fails to amaze me. Very beautiful cover u made. With beads tim! If i were the bride..i will smile from one ear to the other!
    Muahahaha....Sheerah's creation are alwiz..simple and nice! Nice combo there!
    Btw aunty, i've launched my own accessories collection! I will post on my blog tomorrow? Anyway i will email u when i do post it? Hugggssssss Hv a nice week ahead!

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  2. thks vi, let me know when your time comes (u r single arent u?). I look forward to visit your blog :)

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  3. Aunty...I'm married. For 2 years now :D xoxo

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  4. Ooops! So too late for wedding stuff, what about baby?

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  5. thks marlene...any chance to make one for u? :)

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  6. Hahahaha...aunty..Baby? Maybe later! Will let you know if i'm having one! Oh yeah by the way, I've uploaded my little productions on my blog. Feel free to visit when u're free! xoxo

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  7. You have beautiful stitching work and what a beautiful gift too!

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  8. Thks teacher jessy. Welcome to my blog :)

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