Continuing with the Salmon Box

base and sides sewn, the skin is very dry. I will soak the piece in cool water overnight
base and sides sewn, the skin is very dry. I will soak the piece in cool water overnight
after a good soak it is ready to be dried on the form
after a good soak it is ready to be dried on the form
after drying 24 hours
after drying 24 hours
the top edge needs trimmed before beads are added. I will need to soak the edge before I begin beading.
the top edge needs trimmed before beads are added. I will need to soak the edge before I begin beading.
starting the top edge beading, I keep a wet paper towel on the edge as I work my way around, the skin is much easier t sew when wet
starting the top edge beading, I keep a wet paper towel on the edge as I work my way around, the skin is much easier to sew when wet
there is a plastic cup insert to keep the piece stiff as I add the beads
there is a plastic cup insert to keep the piece stiff as I add the beads
using size 15/0 and 18/0  3 cuts    the rim bends while beading but it will straighten back out
using size 15/0 and 18/0 3 cuts the rim bends while beading but it will straighten back out
I used silver and red aurora beads to represent the inside and outside of the salmon, the red beads will be on the inside of the rim after the final drying
I used silver/charcoal and red aurora beads to represent the inside and outside of the salmon, the red beads will be on the inside of the rim after the final drying
back on the form to dry
back on the form to dry
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