For some reason I just never thought about displaying the finished beadwork this way, despite having three pieces on painted canvas and one piece professionally framed. But something clicked (I think it is called I am hanging a show in one week) and yesterday I spent painting canvases and sewing beadworks to them.
Desert Moon III, beadwork and machine embroidery on cotton. Canvas is painted with Jo Sonya acrylic gouache and then a coat of Lumiere Holo Violet paint.
Desert Moon II, Starry Night Redux, and Mother and Child.
Red and White #1, snazzy Target turtle bag (blinged up by me) in foreground)
Fossils, and Water's Edge. Fossils is more machine work with puff paint and some bead enhancement, but I was on a roll. :)