Saturday, December 29, 2007

Latest beaded doll..........

Here's the latest beaded doll I've just finished working on in the round robin with the ladies of the Yahoo group "Beaded Art Dolls". Her name is "Candy", and she's a surprise doll for one of the members who had to drop out of the RR. Won't she be a beautiful unexpected gift?!! This one was started at the bottom and the women have worked from the bottom...up towards her face.
This is a close-up view of my work on her upper chest/neck/and the pink sequins around her face oval....I added three pink flowers and green leaves as a "top knot"; I hope my friend Sammy won't kill me for putting those in her way! ( She has to bead this child some "hair" next, and then the doll will be finished. Sammy also did the beautiful, tight peyote stitching around this doll's face cabochon.) I'm still learning stitches from these ladies!
.........and here's Candy's back view; almost done! I did the upper back/neck area and learned to make a peyote "ruffle" finally! And the large areas of dark purple are shell-shaped sequins.......I never knew sequins came in so many colors, shapes, and sizes before getting into beading! I think if you click on the photos, they will enlarge for you to see the beading work close-up...........one more doll to go!

3 comments:

Maggie R said...

Wow this is pretty. Such happy colors.... Nice work
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Alma Stoller said...

A very appropriate name.
It is simply beautiful.... such great details.
'Eye Candy' for sure.

I forget how amazing that peyote stitch is until I see it at work.

Keep up the wonderful work.
Alma

justthesmallstuff said...

This doll is a good reminder that Spring is on the way. Only 3 or 4 months of winter left in my part of the country. What fun colors you chose. :o) Charleen