Temari #105 is finally done after 4 weeks in the making. It started with couching silver cording to the ball. This temarii does not have any geometric division of the surface, The embroidery is free form.
So that the couching thread would be less noticeable, a fine silver thread was used. Because the thread is not smooth like an embroidery or perle cotton thread, the thread would snag on threads in the ball when stitching. This would lead to the thread shredding and breaking. Very annoying. But the effect was worth the extra effort.
And then sequins and beads were added to the background, creating the glitter of sunshine being refracted from all the frost in the area surrounding the leaves and tendrils.
This was a difficult temari to photograph. The ball looked dull with indirect lighting, or there was glare with direct lighting reflecting off of the beads. The glare is much like sun on the snow in our yard now.
The picture above was taken yesterday.
By this morning, there was about 6″ accumulation.