Ornamental Murex Virquenues Shell with Hand Embroidery and Beading
A unique one off design that is handmade, totally unique and inspired by my fascination with the beauty of coral reef. Each bead, sequin and thread is individually sewn by hand which builds up a sumptuous and intricate design that nestles inside a beautiful shell.
The design process started with my experience of learning to scuba dive in the Caribbean Ocean and seeing the beauty of the world under the sea. Researching, drawing and designing throughout my final project of my Master of Arts in Contemporary Embroidery has led to creating "The Coral Collection".
The stitch element of the shell took around 3 hours to sew and is stitched onto a base of silk organza and uses a variety of beads and sequins. Each piece is totally unique as I use a needle and thread like others use a paintbrush, drawing directly onto the fabric, letting the colours and materials guide me to build up beautiful surfaces reminiscent of the textures, colours and shapes of the coral reef.
Size 7.5cm x 6cm x 6cm
The shell comes beautifully gift packaged in a luxury cardboard box