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Topic: Seed bead egret, my first Craftster challenge!  (Read 3847 times)
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« on: February 06, 2012 04:58:32 PM »



This was really a challenge for me as I lack fine motor skills, visual acuity, concentration, patience, etc., but I'm really pleased with how it came out. I traced the image of the egret from a picture I took in Florida last year onto the glass of a 5x7 picture frame using graphite paper. I flipped the glass over so I wouldn't get the graphite on the beads. I used modge podge, pins and toothpicks to stick (and restick..for every three beads I stuck on, I dislodged two) the seed beads, and a few bugle beads, on. I spray painted the frame silver to match and glued the glass onto the frame with gorilla glue.









with the inspiration picture:

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012 05:11:42 PM »

nice work Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012 06:32:45 PM »

Wow, that's really cool! Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012 06:38:41 PM »

that's lovely!  great job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012 06:47:26 PM »

You did an amazing  job, and love that you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone. Rockin'!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012 06:57:51 PM »

Wow! What a neat idea gluing the beads down. I really like the added interest in the scenery with the "stripes" of different beads in the orange and light blue sections.
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012 08:42:47 PM »

Well you clearly underestimated yourself! That is beautiful, I bet even better than the picture.
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012 11:16:12 PM »

That's a beautiful piece of bead- art! Thanks for showing the process!
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012 07:56:07 AM »

WOW, stunning picture.  I can't imagine the work involved in making this.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012 12:01:51 PM »

Beautiful work!  I would hang this in my house.  Smiley
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