|Blue Russian Santa|
Materials List: Rainbow Gallery:
Water N Ice “Transparent Ice” WT1 (face)
Petite Silk Lame Braid SP17 (background) - TWO CARDS!
Petite Silk Lame Braid SP300 glow in the dark white (or SP02 regular white)
Splendor S802 white silk Splendor S855 pale green (color match to background Petite Silk Lame Braid)
Splendor S860 light blue
Splendor S914 darker blue
Wisper white W88 Wisper gray W60 (or W133 which has replaced W60)
Petite Treasure Braid PB300 glow-in-the-dark white (may substitute white Petite Treasure Braid PB10)
Kreinik 001 in both #4 very fine braid and 001W Hot Wire PLUS a very fine silver metallic (I choose Sulky Metallic 142 as I had it in my stash, but silver Accentuate or blending filament will work just fine.)
Kreinik size 8 fine braid in 025 (navy)
Kreinik size 12 braid in 018 (blue-gray)
Kreinik size 8 fine braid in 5002 (blue with pink highlights)
Kreinik size 8 fine braid in 001L (holographic silver)
Swarovski Sew-On Flatback sequins size 3mm "Black Diamond" F-300 (I used six from one package)
Swarovski Sew-On Flatback sequins size 5mm "Sapphire" F-2300 (I used one from one package)
If you don't have a source you can mail order here but pick the right sizes and colors. http://www.fusionbeads.com/3128-Swarovski-Elements-Crystal-Round-Center-Hole-Sew-On-Stones_2#!3128-Swarovski-Elements-Crystal-Round-Center-Hole-Sew-On-Stones_2
2 inch square of navy Ultrasuede (may use black Ultrasuede, Memory Thread and floss instead)
I got mine from Orna Willis--
DMC cotton floss #803 to match the Ultrasuede
DMC Color Infusions Memory Thread #6100 Navy to match the Ultrasuede
DMC Color Infusions Memory Thread #6210 Silver
Beads, Crystals and Sequins from various Manufacturers:
Mikuki size 15/0 Gunmetal round beads #15-9451 (I used four beads)
Sundance size 14/0 Delica beads $377E (I used three beads) Substitute any very small size 14 or 15 beads in two shades of blue-gray using the lighter three beads on the left side and the darker four on the right side of the staff's top. If you use regular sequins instead of the crystal sequins, you can use larger beads.
Miyuki crystal AB beads size 15/0 (these are clear beads with an iridescent sheen) - 8 grams are more than enough as I used about half a 14 gram tube
Ten to twelve Swarovski 3mm Bicones - I used four Sapphire (navy) and five Light Aquamarine (light blue) on the diadem and two more Light Aquamarine on the border. Here's an online source.
Here's a great source for all sorts of sequins to explore.