I have been busy with this project:
The beaded couch is very similar to the book pattern, but I changed some of the ways it was stitched because it made more sense to me. I also made up the rug myself, from the rug dimensions in the book, but I have been sick all week (again) and so I really had trouble following the book patterns. I ended up doing an odd count peyote. Chris made the lampshade, and I made the stand for it which even has a "light bulb"! The table is also a design from the book, and after making the couch and rug, took NO time at all! It was fun and I don't know that I would do the project again. The couch alone has over 1000 3mm Czech glass beads! I had to place a wholesale order for a MASS of beads in order to have enough for the project! A mass = two hanks which is about 12 strands of 25 to 50 beads depending on the bead size. That my friends is a LOT of beads! The beaded pieces I waxed with Pledge liquid floor wax to stiffen them up. The rug was tight enough that it didn't have to be waxed.
Now WHY you ask would I make such a crazy project?
The opening reception happens tomorrow (Saturday, March 16) at 6:00 pm at the gallery! Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
|One of my newest Sonoran Necklace creations! I sold 3 different variations on this style at the show!!|
|2/3's of the Pixybug team (Mina was hanging out somewhere) with our table set up for the show|
|Chris doing marble demonstrations at the show.|
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