I finished Julia's back side last night. Somehow, it is sad when you finish a project -- but on to the next challenge. And what fun I shall have along the way.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I can't believe how busy these last few weeks have been -- I did do a little more beading on Orange Julia. I decided that since Julia will be staying with me, and this is my first 100% beaded doll, that I would use her to try out different ways to cover the form with beads -- her back is getting there -- and I am having a lot of fun trying out different beads and stitches. Some beads do not photograph well (below her neck, for instance) -- this has really been fun -- just wish I had a little more time.
Saturday, September 08, 2007
This is a box of antique Swarvoski crystals I was lucky to get. The color is called "Heliotrope II" and as you can see, it sparkles mostly in the purple hues. These beads are all the same -- some are sitting upside down in the box -- the backs are really much more purple than they show. (Click on the photo for an enlarged view)
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
I have finished the front of Orange Julia except for a few "danglies" that I will add when the doll is completely finished.
She's a hard one to get a photo of -- the lovely nailhead beads in the bottom half just don't show to their true beauty.
Now to the back half.
I have been wanting to make dolls for the COMFORT DOLL project headed by Pat Winter. Alas, I have been behind in my projects and then I remembered I had a little doll I had made a while back -- so off she went to Pat. She will be on her way to LA and I hope that whoever receives her will know my thoughts and prayers for that person are attached to the doll. This is a wonderful project and so far Pat has sent off 60 doll to 5 different shelters. I hope to make more now that fall is almost here and I have more time. Anyone caring to participate, contact Pat .