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Topic: Spock seed bead art? That is not logical.  (Read 9851 times)
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« on: August 05, 2010 05:04:27 AM »


Stats:
Even count peyote technique, 78 beads wide.
Colors used were black, black diamond (translucent black), medium gray, silver-lined white matte, and crystal.
Stringing material, gray 11 lb. test Fireline. Size 15 needles.
Finished size is about 5" long by 4" wide.
It's mounted on a dowel rod that I colored black with a Sharpie and a wire hanger.
It's based on this image of Spock on the deck of the Enterprise: http://www.bps-ok.org/kane/trek_teachers/Mr_Spock.jpg

To grid the image, I converted it to grayscale, then reduced the number of shades to 5, then printed it right on top of a peyote stitch grid. I use GIMP for image manipulation, it's a great shareware product similar to Photoshop. I still had to make a lot of judgement calls while beading, since many blocks on the grid were part one color, part another.

Tip: Use some extra peyote grid and cut along one row to make a saw-tooth guide, tape it to your pattern, and move it as you bead. With this many rows and such large areas of one color it was hard to keep track of where I was.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010 05:34:12 AM »

Let me be the first to say "this rocks!"

Awesome!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010 06:22:55 AM »

Rocks, indeed!

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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010 08:46:09 AM »

*speechless*
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010 08:53:52 AM »

Great job!  Thanks for the tips too!  This does Rock and I'm wisting.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010 06:13:58 PM »

I'm still stunned at this.... Completely floored.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2010 07:24:38 PM »

Thanks, everybody! Even though it was pretty time consuming, I really enjoyed it, and look forward to planning my next peyote project.
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010 07:30:54 PM »

My boyfriend would kill for this.
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010 08:14:56 PM »

I love it so much, it is amazing, THANK YOU!
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010 06:24:36 PM »

GREAT JOB! Grin
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2010 09:07:43 PM »

Fantastic!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2010 09:43:40 PM »

yay, congrats on being a featured project!!
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2010 07:30:37 AM »

Thanks to everybody who gave feedback! I'm excited to have this project featured.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2010 06:58:13 AM »

this must have taken 85 years. its AMAZING!  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2010 08:07:26 AM »

Nah, only about 3 weeks of beading in my free time/ while watching tv.
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2010 09:38:18 AM »

Nah, only about 3 weeks of beading in my free time/ while watching tv.

lol Smiley well either way i can definitely appreciate your patience. i had a bead loom a long time ago and i just couldnt get the hang of it. great job!
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2010 09:45:40 AM »

A loom project of a similar size probably wouldn't take as long, since you can do a whole row at a time, instead of one bead at a time. I never liked trying to figure out how to finish the ends of loom work, though, so I like off-loom techniques better.
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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2010 11:26:00 AM »

  Nah, only about 3 weeks of beading in my free time/ while watching tv. 
How could you concentrate on this while watching TV?  It seems to me it requires a great deal of concentration.  It would drive me crazy.  Wonderful work!
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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2010 11:29:50 AM »

That's probably why I made so many mistakes and had to backtrack so often!
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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2010 11:56:24 AM »

That is so cool! I'm amazed you did it so quickly, too! Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2010 08:45:47 AM »

 Shocked   *picks jaw up of floor*  That is f***ing awesome!!  Smiley
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Spock! <3  Good choice.
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Spock! <3  Good choice.
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2011 05:45:05 AM »

Thank you, I'm honored! This is very exciting.  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2011 05:48:25 AM »

Thank you, I'm honored! This is very exciting.  Grin

You're welcome!  Thank you so much for sharing Spock with us!! Grin
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