Sunday, February 04, 2007

Is it spring yet?

Today has been super cold -- tonight to get to -10 degrees F or colder -- and that doesn't take in to account the wind chill factor. The day wasn't made any better with the Bears loss to the Colts in the Super Bowl --- but, on a good note, I decided to work on something cheerful that made me think of warm weather -- so the time spent in front of the TV was shared with my bead tray -- and while the Bears didn't do too well, I feel I had a great afternoon -- was able to bead this little spirit/goddess doll -- she has been dubbed "Is it spring yet?" ~~ but I will call her "Spring" for short. She was a lot of fun to do and her cheerful colors made my day.

Here is a close up of Spring's face -- the beading wasn't complete here -- but you get the idea. This was a good lesson in beads. As you can see, the yellow beads are not symmetrical-- they are some of the first beads I purchased -- and not of very good quality -- the pink and green beads close to the face are "good" beads, the pink and green beads around the body are not a good quality either -- and the difference is very obvious. Since Spring is going to live with me, I will leave her as she is -- who's perfect, after all? She will be a reminder to me to use the best beads I can.

Here is a little beaded pin I made for a gift.


Nauma said...

It´s a warm doll!

The Lone Beader said...

'Spring' gives me a warm feeling. And, I know what you mean about the cold... =:0

beadbabe49 said...

they're wonderful...and I love her sweet expression.

Intergalactic Stacey said...

The spring spirit doll is an excellent expression of hand-made art! I really like this, Gram. Great work!