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Topic: Tape+Foil+Beads+paper = Huichol Greyhound  (Read 1188 times)
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« on: May 25, 2011 06:08:55 PM »


This is a greyhound I sent to my partner for the Day of the Dead swap. I became fascinated with the Huichol yarn paintings and bead paintings when I was doing my research and decided I was going to do something like that for this swap.  I asked my partner which animal was her "totem" animal and she responded with greyhounds and swans.  So I decided to do a greyhound. I ordered some pony beads and bought some aluminum foil and masking tape. I started out but building up my shape with aluminum foil and then covering it with masking tape.
 I used some felt for extra details and then I covered the whole thing in my purple craft paper. 

I then started to put beads on trying to follow similar patterns as some of the reference images I had but mostly I went with the contours of the greyhound.  ( I then picked it up and started to realize how heavy this was actually going to end up being ... oy!)

I stained a wooden plaque and stuck the greyhound on and voila!


The only thing I realized as I was doing it was that the pony beads were so big that they kind of detracted from it.. I think a bead half that size would have probably been more true to the huichol thing but I did what I could with what I could get !
Anyways it was a lot of fun!
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mingus107
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011 07:25:45 PM »

I love this! Well done!
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Jillous
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011 08:01:34 PM »

This is so cool! I don't think I've ever seen pony beads used this tastefully.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011 03:12:17 AM »

This is extraordinary! I love the progress shots and I salute your unique way to use these beads. Very beautiful and I have to admit , I really want one too Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011 12:27:58 PM »

for some reason this reminds me of "Viva Pinata" very cute!
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