This morning the sun shone in through my window and gave me some good light with which to begin embellishing Archangel Michael's wings with pearl seed beads.
I dont usually feel comfortable sewing beads onto any of my embroideries , but this was a popular thing to do back in the 13th and 14th centuries .Goodness me !... that beading needle was a devil to thread !
I am amazed they had glass seed beads , pearls and beading needles , like this , back in these early medieval times !
Very thankful for the beautiful sunshine ... I threaded up no more than five teeny tiny pearl seed-beads at a time on my beading needle . Then stitched every other bead going backwards , then every other one coming forwards again , and so each beach is secured .
On the awkward turns , I went just one bead at a time .
The sun disappeared behind the clouds and my eyes needed a break now anyway , but I have made a good start .