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Celestial Dragon by KezzaLN Celestial Dragon by KezzaLN
My biggest pride and joy within cross stitch to date (possibly ever)

11"x16" on navy 28ct evenweave. It is a kit by Design Works (designer Joan Elliot) and comes with 14ct aida.
I switched to the navy evenweave because I thought it would stand out more than standard white*

As my biggest and best project I wanted to document it accordingly :P
This took me 61 days in total between 12/07/2012 - 16/11/2013

It has:
121 pearl beads.
111 green beads.
82 purple beads.

131hrs 40 on all main stitching.
21hrs 43mins total on backstitch.
2hrs 17mins on beading.

157hrs 10mins in total.

It's FINISHED!




*The fabric that came with it I used for my cookie monster stitch :P
kezzaln.deviantart.com/art/Coo…
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EnderMagic979 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Chaos! This work is just amazing! I could never stitch something even a quarter as good as that.
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KezzaLN Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) my biggest completed so far. Am working on a 16"x11" (solid stitching) of a leopard at the moment, on and off, and is enjoyable but nowhere near as fun as this dragon was :P
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW this is so amazing!!! I love the use of dark cloth, gold threads, and beads!  It looks so amazing together!  :love: 

Good job!!! :clap: 
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KezzaLN Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) the beads was the most fun part :D
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!  :)
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love this design ... I'd stitch it.
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tymki Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Oh I love Joan Elliot's stuff! At the moment I'm working on the phoenix from her Bewitching Cross Stitch book. I want to do this design next. :)
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KezzaLN Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is an enjoyable design to do, I loved every minute. (Although the moon got a little tedious at times - lol)

Would love to see the phoenix when done :)
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MeiTow Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous! Do you have a link where the pattern can be bought?
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KezzaLN Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's available as a Design Works kit (14ct white aida) or the chart is in 'Bewitching Cross Stitch' book by Joan Elliott :)
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MeiTow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Awesome thanks!
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nocturnaliss Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Good on you to have chosen a differently-coloured Aida! Your Dragon is simply superb. There's so much detail in there that just doesn't quite show on photo, the colours are lively, it's just... wow! Worth its time ^^
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KezzaLN Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :D such kind comments :) x
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RCDeviant Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Beautiful! I like the choice of fabric, makes it stand out much better :happybounce: 
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KezzaLN Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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jigsawman571 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Good work!!
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KezzaLN Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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Fusainne Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's absolutely lovely! You really made the right choice with the fabric ^_^
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Mattsma Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is gorgeous!!  I love the fabric choice and you are correct, it POPS!! :love:
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HiddenWithin Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! I love it! And I agree, the navy blue really does make it stand out more. The colors are great, but it's really all those little details that totally push this over the top. Good job!
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KezzaLN Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. Surprised myself in another way with this one. Normally backstitch is my fave bit but this time it was the beads :D first real project I've used them on :P
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silverdragoness Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it I love it! The beading was very well done, not too much and very well placed. I could gush about how I find every little thing about it perfect, you have every right to be proud of this piece!
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KezzaLN Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank yo so much :D such a kind comment :) x
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Thriin Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
simply WOW!!! Love 
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jenni-e Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
So good! :heart:
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
This is beautiful!!
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Santian69 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work :)
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's sooooo lovely!
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darkmelody268 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
O----------O O____O amazinggg!!!!
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Ammeih Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Stunning! Congratulations with your masterpiece.

Your dragon really does pop on that beautiful evenweave, indeed much better than white would have. It is a good contrast to all the colours this beauty has going on.
And Joan Elliott is an amazing artist, I love love her designs so much, itīs worth all the work, for sure. Just look at the details, haha.

Ok, must not spam favourite button.....but I will!!!

Great job !
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KezzaLN Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is my only one by her so far, but am dying to get hold of all the materials for her version of Cinderella, that one is gorgeous too :)

And thanks for the fave :)
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