Monday, June 15, 2009

The LeDuc Crowne Affair

This is the what I have been working on for the last month, instead of my BJP. This headdress is called The LeDuc Crowne Affair, it is named after two sisters from Hastings, MN that had a needlework company. Hastings just celebrated the 125 year anniversary of the sister's company. Included in that celebration is an exhibition of the LeDuc sister's designs used by modern artists.

This headdress features two of their designs, the scallops are one design, and then the front piece with the birds, is another design. I used all size 15 seed beads with flat back Swarovski cystals.

If you happen to be in Hastings, Minnesota between now and and then end of August stop in and see the exhibit. I think the curator said there was 33 entries. here is the website,

The exhibition is called Modern Interpretations of Historic Designs.


Carol said...

Wow, what beautiful beading. It was a pretty big undertaking. Its going to get a lot of amazing looks.

KV said...

Marvelous, awesome piece of work, Brenda!!! Sure wish I could see it in person . . . .

Kathy V in NM

a2susan said...

My jaw just hit the keyboard- Brenda, the headdress is stunning! What a tribute to the Hastings Co.
And all 15's!


Marty S said...

This is fantastic!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Penny said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Robin said...

Un-believe-able! Awe-some! Breath-taking! Fab-U-lous-O!!!! I am going to get to Hastings before the show is over or never forgive myself. When I come to MN, can we go there together? Robin A.