March 30, 2013

Lady Alexandra - Reimagined

*drumroll* Presenting...

... Lady Alexandra!! (or as I loving call her Rady Arex. AHAHAHAHAHA!!!)The last stitch went in at about 4pm EST yesterday and I am so pleased with how she turned out! :D


The Particulars:
Lady Alexandra by Mirabilia
Color conversion by Vanessa M.
Facial rechart by Heidi B.
Fabric: Merfolk's Morn, 32ct hand-dyed  belfast by SMF
(Gifted by Brenda D.)
Stitched 2 over 2
Floss: DMC, Kreinik
Beads: Mill Hill, Pearls
Started: December 7th, 2012
Finished: March 29th, 2013

I changed her earrings, ring, and tiara to pearls to match her necklace. I, for one, would never be dressed to the nines and have non-matching jewelry. ;) The chopsticks in her hair are stitched with kreinik.




The beads on the 'tendrils' of her dress were changed from the original blue to a light lilac.



Apart from the above changes, all the beads were as charted. I love how the purples of the beads and floss blend and compliment each other so perfectly. I'm such a tone-on-tone girl. :)

I shall leave you with more close-up pics, and a shot up her skirt. ;)






42 comments :

busyhands said...

Wow! wow! wow! Stunning!
Congratulations on a fantastic finish!!!
Elena

Linda said...

What a stunning finish. You did a fantastic job. You should be very proud.

Linda

Melissa said...

Amazing! You did a wonderful job with your conversion. I absolutely love the sparkly chopsticks, and the purples beads you used in her dress are gorgeous. Beautiful :)

Fidike said...

Congratulations to your wonderful finish!

DebbieSFL said...

Absolutely stunning work!! She is beautiful!!

Cole said...

Wow, she's a beauty!! Congrats on your happy dance :)

♥ Nia said...

Wonderful work sweetie!! Congrats :D

Emma/Itzy said...

She looks beautiful! Well done! xx

Karen said...

She's amazing! Congratulations!

Casa Pearl said...

OMG this is incredible. I love the changes you made and she is just out of this world! Congratulations on an amazing finish.

Chars said...

Congratulations - She is gorgeous!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

She is ever so beautiful! Exquisite stitching, and the fabric really sets her off! Brava!

anastich said...

Shes AWESOME!!!!

Marilyn said...

OMG, she's gorgeous!
I'm really loving the color changes in this one, very nice.
Great job.
Marilyn

Anne said...

YAY!! She's stunning!!

Lesley said...

A gorgeous finish.I love the colours.Beautiful stitching.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

I adore your re-working of this piece Joyce, she is stunning and it is always a special treat to see a finish from you as your stitching is always exquisite!

Meari said...

She's exquisite! Congrats on your finish.

Katie said...

Wow she's gorgeous! Congrats on the finish. What's next?

Rachel said...

She's gorgeous!!! I love your changes, they are awesome. I can't get over the chopsticks in her hair, they are the bomb! :)

Carolyn said...

Joyce,
She is stunning. I love all of your changes. Congratulations on your finish!

Maggee said...

Congrats on a magnificent finish! Nicely done!! So pretty, and so much detail work. You should be so happy! Hugs!

tiffstitch said...

Wow!!! She is gorgeous!!

Claudette497 said...

Rady Arex? LOL. She looks just wonderful! I'm happy dancing with you!

Claire said...

Stunning, well done on your finish.x

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your finish. She is beautiful.

missy-tannenbaum said...

That's so beautiful! I can hardly believe how detailed that dress is!

Andie said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! Nothing else to say really, WOW!

Kate said...

StUnNiNG!!! well done, I love her!

Anne said...

**GASPS** A FINISH!!! OMG you go girl!! She's a stunner that's for sure. I love the reimagining of Rady Arex...HAHAHA!!! So proud of you my dear!

HUGGLES!

needlesflossapplesauce said...

Fantastic job. Your stitching is beautiful.

SoCal Debbie said...

Oh, Lady Alexander (Rady Arex) is gorgeous! You're such an amazing cross stitcher! The chopsticks in the hair are perfect, and the matching pearl jewelry is wonderful. Amazing!

geeky Heather said...

*thud*

She's AMAZING!!!! =D Congratulations! LOVE the chopsticks!!

Would you be willing to share your color conversion?? Nora Corbett is a much, much bigger fan of yellow than I am, LOL!

The Maiden said...

YAY a finish! congratulations, do I sense your mojo returning? I love the changes in the dress you made, the purples and lilacs are much better than the original. This piece is so personal, I adore that! Simply Stunning.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Gorgeous, you girls did well with the conversion!
Love the chopsticks and the pearls, just beautiful.

Melissa said...

She is amazing, congrats!!! Its been so much fun, watching her come to life. :)

Topcho said...

Rady Arex! Lol! I live that! XD She's gorgeous!

Elena said...

Wow.... she is gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job.

Juls said...

Stunning!!!!!

Stitching Noni said...

OMG! What a stunner! I love your finish. She looks amazing. Well done on a brilliant finish :)

Angela P said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors in her dress against the color of the fabric. Congrats on a lovely finish :)

jo77pl said...

It's gorgeous, stunning and incredible! Your conversion is brilliant and proves your great taste - I love how the lilacs blend. HUGE CONGRATS! If you could - share your conversion, please. It's waaay more sophisticated than yellow version.