Friday, August 22, 2008

Larry Lizard

Larry is 13" long from nose tip to tail crook. And he has been a joy to bead. I still have to make his spinal spurs but this is best done after he is stitched to a jacket or bag or however I decide to complete him.

I first saw an embroidered lizard in a 2002 Bead&Button by Laura Holder. Hers was all green and she'd use a t-shirt transfer to bead over. I sketched Larry out with colored pencils and used the sketch as a color guide. Blues of course. Wonderful cobalt (and other) blues!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

back from the beach

With a bag of beach rubble. Small flat round rocks for polymer clay bases, and bits of little drift wood twigs to work beads around. Small kelp "berries" for lack of a better word. I will experiment with them to see if dipping them in liquid pc will make them strong enough to stitch into bead work. NO I certainly didn't have way too many craft items collected already and of ourse I needed a bag or two more. (I wonder if I am going to be able to get my tongue out of my cheek or if it's permanently embedded.)