The head swelling has abated. After having two pieces accepted in 64th Parallel, getting Honorable Mention for one of them, finding out that one of them was purchased and getting ready for my Artist of the Month show, I can now settle back into a routine of beading.
I finally got around to making a beaded piece using 13/0 beads for a small journal. I had a kit and wanted to put beads on it. I also stamped a design around the edges and learned to use a gold infused wax to color the design. I think it turned out cute.
Now I am going to start another cabin. It took me all afternoon and four tries to get one I like. Drawing is not my strong point.
I have eight shades of brown in the bead mix I will be using on the logs, This will be in size 11/0 mostly, the layering will be done with 15/0 and 22/0. I will update as it progresses. Lets get started!!
Sky and clouds are done! Working on the second layer of pine trees, and the bush. Birch trees are next. Using size 15/0 for the pine trees, a mix of 15/0, 16/0 and 18/0s for the bush. I will probably use 20/0 for the birch leaves.
I have managed to fill-in most of the lower grassy area and added a cute little garden. Will be working on the sky behind the lower level trees next. Then I will be able to add branches and leaves to the trees and bushes.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain