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theLonerette
« on: May 14, 2008 05:58:10 PM »

Ok, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping my pictures work! 
Craftster has been inspiring me for YEARS now...but I'm just getting access to digital pictures (I hear they are the 'next big thing'!) so I'm going to try and post some of my projects in the next couple days...

This is a guitar strap I made for my b/f's birthday.  Using the 'lazy stitch' I sewed seed beads to canvas (its hard to see the individual beads in the pictures).  Then when the beading was done (two weeks after his birthday!  Whoops!).  I (painstakingly) sewed the canvas to some buckskin that I had lying around.  I then made ends that would attach to his guitar using black canvas and braided buckskin (to tie around the 'neck').

I didn't have much beading experience...but I think all the hours I put into it were worth it.  He really liked it. 
 





Action shot!

Close Up...a little blury.  Each 'square' of one colour is really three rows of five or six beads.  Also in this picture it looks like the leather isn't even on both sides of the beading, but it is...just a funny shot. 

Let me know what you think!
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ninjanator
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008 08:00:15 PM »

that is so awesome Smiley of course he loved it! it took so much work + love Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008 08:16:13 PM »

Wow I bet that was intensive!  Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008 04:09:03 AM »

Beautiful! I'm sure he appreciated the work and love you put into it!
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008 05:59:28 AM »

Nice. Don't suppose you have a close-up? What colors are in it?
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2008 04:16:34 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments!

I posted a close-up, you can kind of see the beads in that picture.  I'd take a clearer picture but he's working at a camp up north this summer and, of course his guitar had to go with him! 

The colours are black, brown, green and red, I was hoping for a darker green...but my local bead store is pretty tiny and I decided to settle for brighter green rather than wait to get the right green (or have to drive out of town). 
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2008 07:29:19 AM »

What a gorgeous gift - never mind that it was a couple of weeks late, it's really beautiful! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2008 12:35:22 AM »

Wow that is amazing.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2008 05:30:20 AM »

Great manly pattern.  Grin
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