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« on: August 15, 2007 10:51:36 AM »

  Hi guys, this is the first time ive made a beaded doll ... or anything beaded in fact apart from simple jewellery stuff but i think im getting the hang of it, just kinda making it up as i go along! Cheesy

  Ive decided to make a theme, 4 elements - earth, air, fire and water so ive done 2 out of 4 so far, they take ages to make, heheh.
  i was inspired when i seen this thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83286.0
  i drew up a similar pattern myself, the dolls are about 7 inches tall and made from felt and silver lined glass beads, i used some roving for the mermaids hair and made some into dreadlocks and put fish beads and pearls in. i made the faces from fimo in a mold and the have some mica powder on them and have been glossed.

 hmmm... i think thats about it, please let me know what you think any criticisms/ suggestions/ questions, thank you for looking  Grin
the mermaid is my first doll and the tree is the second one ive made







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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007 11:01:20 AM »

wow, thats really nice work!
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007 11:02:16 AM »

I think I am in love.  Those are so beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007 11:05:11 AM »

aww thank you so much guys!!   Cheesy
i had originally made them to try and sell or give as a present but ive grown kinda attetched to them, heheh!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007 11:07:48 AM »

Those are beautiful! I especially love the tree doll

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007 11:18:30 AM »

Those are gorgeous.  How much patience you must have! I made one doll almost a year ago and haven't made another one since! Yours are just so beautiful! I love their faces.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007 11:27:15 AM »

Oh, they are really beautiful! Your photographs are impressive too. I really like the tree spirit idea.
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I'm planning to make some more too.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007 11:29:14 AM »

They're both lovely, there's so much detail, I love looking at them. I especially like the tree, wisted it in fact, I look forward to seeing any more you make.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2007 11:33:16 AM »

Those are gorgeous.  How much patience you must have! I made one doll almost a year ago and haven't made another one since! Yours are just so beautiful! I love their faces.

yeah they do take ages to make, the beads are stiched on mostly 3 at a time, ill make the other two dolls when i get the money to make them, ive just left college and looking for a job so i have no money at all, boo! (and there are so many things i want to make now that i have the time) Wink

and thanks for wisting angryangel, i feel so happy people like these because most people just think im mad for making them, heheh, non-crafty people ...pffff....
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2007 12:33:16 PM »

They are both amazing, I would never have the patience for that. They rock!
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2007 01:42:07 PM »

these are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!  i can't wait to see what you come up with for the other two Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2007 08:24:25 PM »

very lovely, one day i hope i'll have time to make some. i think they would make such wonderful, personal little gifts but how do you give away something that you've put so much of yourself into? they are so wee and detailed i imagine the making of them would be so... intimate! hard to let go of but i suppose that's what makes them so special.

may i ask, wherever did you find the wee little leaves? i really like them a lot.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2007 09:46:58 PM »

That's insane bead work.
Even if they do  look kinda creepy....(it's the face, you know O_o)
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2007 08:54:13 AM »

They're beautiful! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked I can't get over the dreads; what an awesome idea!
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2007 12:16:16 PM »

Wow!  Shocked
They're very pretty!!!
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2007 12:18:35 PM »

totally awesome your first you say? wow! i would of never thought that! im loving the mermaid. n the tree! darling!
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2007 05:44:55 PM »

Merry meet
Those are incredibly beautiful!
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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2007 05:55:30 PM »

very lovely, one day i hope i'll have time to make some. i think they would make such wonderful, personal little gifts but how do you give away something that you've put so much of yourself into? they are so wee and detailed i imagine the making of them would be so... intimate! hard to let go of but i suppose that's what makes them so special.

may i ask, wherever did you find the wee little leaves? i really like them a lot.

thank you! i got some leaf beads as well as some others from http://www.jillybeads.co.uk/ but then i found some more in  a craft shop nearby  Grin

plasticplatypus- i know what you mean my family and i sometimes refer to them as 'those creepy dolls' heheheh  Cheesy

jezebel- yeah i like the dreads, its the first time ive done them, it was quite fun!
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2007 02:10:46 AM »

i like the tree one the best it looks like its haveing a nice wee sleep
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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2007 04:10:51 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2007 04:54:47 PM »

wow! i love it! the beads are so pretty and i really like the mermaid with all the details! great job just isn't enough!
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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2007 10:24:00 PM »

Completely stunned! They're absolutely beautiful and really capture the elements well  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2007 06:18:16 AM »

Completely stunned! They're absolutely beautiful and really capture the elements well  Smiley

im glad you think they show the elements well, thank you! i love your avatar, heheh!

 i have an idea in my head for the fire doll now, i might start it today (im in bed with glandular feve, boo!  Embarrassed)
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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2007 11:33:27 PM »

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2007 11:18:11 AM »

Those are remarkable. I especially love the latter one. Merlins beard. The work that must have gone into them... O___o
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« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2008 04:36:31 AM »

I just found these and had to comment - they're incredibly beautiful, the tree especially!
 I hope you get round to making more, I would love to see them.
Thanks for sharing! Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2008 11:13:56 AM »

I just found these and had to comment - they're incredibly beautiful, the tree especially!
 I hope you get round to making more, I would love to see them.
Thanks for sharing! Smiley

thank you! im working on a fire themed one at the moment  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2008 01:30:24 PM »

 I <3 that tree one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2008 02:30:36 AM »

Simply amazing. astounding even.
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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2008 08:52:52 AM »

They're both very beautiful! Good luck on the next two as well!
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