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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!"

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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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GREAT JOB! Grin
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