We have been featured many different kinds of embroidery work. From 2D to 3D, from landscape to animal, all these embroidery works have their own specialty. However, artists are not satisfied with using colorful threads only. In fact, they try different kinds of materials, such as cracked teacups and even gold metal in their work. And in this article, we will show you how Russian artist Ksenia Zimenko represents the beauty of nature with bead embroidery patterns that shimmer when the light hits them.

Inspired by the natural landscapes in and around her native St. Petersburg, Russia, Zimenko captures the beauty of mountains, waterfalls, trees, and sunsets with bead embroidery designs. Depending on the size of the design and the amount of detail she wants to achieve, Zimenko can spend several weeks on one piece.

Starting with a colored felt fabric as a base, Zimenko then uses thread in a variety of hues to stitch her landscape scenes. In the end, she will add colorful glass beads to finish her design. According to Zimenko, this technique is perfect for trees, snow drifts, and leaves. Especially when she uses beads to fill in the sky, it helps to create the wonderful glow that resemble Aurora lights.

Zimenko will occasionally sell her works on Etsy. But if you just want to have a visual treat, you can follow her on Instagram.

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