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!

5 comments:

see you there! said...

Oh.My.Gosh! That is one fantastic lizard.

Darla

willowwind said...

Larry is beautiful, RaeRae! Glad I drop by tonight to see him!

Willow

InaRae said...

Darla and Willow, thanks you two! I have to try to figure out what to stitch him onto! Something pretty sturdy as he's a big boy but I'm not sure what.

see you there! said...

Is he too heavy to go on one end of a scarf (I'm thinking wool scarf here, not knit)? Otherwise a nice canvas bag?

Darla

InaRae said...

Yes I think he'd be too heavy for a scarf. I'm thinking the bag or a denim jacket. Probably the latter. In fact I just got it out and I think that will be it.Fits so nicely.
I'll get a photo when it's done.