Sparkle in the Wings

Of Earth, Air, Fire & Water

I’ve made some progress on the Angel piece by Phelan.   I’m about halfway through working on the second page of “Of Earth, Air Fire & Water" (page 7). 

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Heavenly Sparkle

This design has not been charted with metallic thread.  I decided to add metallic to give her more of an ethereal/translucent look as this seems appropriate for an angel!  I’m using one strand of E5200 over 3770 and one strand of PB10 over 3865.  It made sense to use the metallic with the more intense sparkle over the brighter DMC shade.

I’m enjoying the way the sparkle in the wings is turning out!  I need to decide whether to continue the metallic blend all the way through the wings. The original plan was to do this… but now I’m getting to the part where there is more light yellow and need to check if it will tone in okay.  Using the E5200 over the 3770 lightens it considerably which may alter the shading too much for this part.   I’ll have to do a bit more stitching to test it out, but hope to be able to continue the metallic all the way through!


  1. It looks beautiful! You could do a darker ptb maybe?

    1. Thanks Heather :) That's a great idea! I'm doing a similar thing with Robber Bridegroom... It needs to be a light effects though as it will be over the 3770 and I want it to be more subtle than the treasure braid sections. There is a cream or a white gold in that range, either may work... I'll check what colours are available locally as I need to go buy more 902 as well.

  2. Gorgeous stitching. I love the sparkle!

  3. Oh look at that sparkle!! It is lovely!!

  4. Thanks :D I'm going shopping for more sparkly thread tomorrow!!! Spotlight are having a 30% off sale... Fingers crossed they have the colours I'm after!


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