A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 297,492
Currently Running With Scissors:
529 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 3 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: A Beaded Smaug Embroidery  (Read 6659 times)
Tags for this thread: tolkien , dragon , featured_project  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
bastetblue
« on: August 23, 2012 04:27:18 PM »

I took part in the One Small Hobbit Thing Swap earlier this year. My partner, Murple listed Smaug as one of her favorite characters from the book, and "Never laugh at live dragons" as one of her favorite quotes. Smaug is one of my favorites too, so I thought I'd make a hoop with him as the subject.  Smiley



It is 7 inches across. I drew the dragon design, and did the lettering based off of some Tolkien-style fonts I found off the internet.



Here is a closeup of the head and fire. I used satin stitch, back stitch, and a chaotic kind of seed stitch.



I wanted to get the gem encrusted effect, so I beaded his belly (leaving the small weak spot allows him to be killed later Wink).



Lastly, here's a closeup of the quote. I loved being in the Hobbit swap, and having the chance to stitch a cool image like this. Thanks for looking! Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a fairy in possession of a good appetite must be in want of pie.''

My wist: http://wists.com/bastetblue
StaleAmber
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012 06:17:00 PM »

Absolutely Wonderment!! I just LOVE the beads. It adds so much texture and depth to this piece of work. Truly beautiful.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
elderflower
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2111
Joined: 05-Dec-2010

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012 09:18:56 PM »

A stunning Smaug.  Exactly how I imagine him. The beads are just right and I love the quote.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
graciexstitch
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012 10:36:35 PM »

This is beautiful! I love Tolkien too Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Oath Keeper
Offline Offline

Posts: 1428
Joined: 04-Jan-2011

Addicted to Plushies...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012 05:08:05 AM »

Well I am not a fan of the hobbit, but this hoop is amazing! I love all of the details you got into this. The curve of the fire, the perfect lettering, and the awesome belly Cheesy So cool.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Abbeeroad
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4487
Joined: 21-Jan-2010

Liberal Tie-Dyed Tree Hugger


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012 06:42:06 AM »

This is sooo cool. I also love the use of the beads. Excellent.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
bastetblue
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012 05:11:16 PM »

Thanks for all the great comments, guys! Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a fairy in possession of a good appetite must be in want of pie.''

My wist: http://wists.com/bastetblue
LoriLou
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2012 02:06:05 PM »

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
bastetblue
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012 06:06:59 PM »

Thanks, LoriLou!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a fairy in possession of a good appetite must be in want of pie.''

My wist: http://wists.com/bastetblue
KittyHerman
Offline Offline

Posts: 468
Joined: 03-Apr-2012

Large Marge sent me.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2012 09:49:29 PM »

Having just finished my first cross stitch, I am in awe of this. I don't know how you do it. It's so time consuming and my hands hurt. This is truly beautiful.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Can't stop....

      ......MUST MAKE MORE ATC'S!!!!

Personal Swaps?..... Yes, please Grin
bastetblue
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2012 08:50:47 AM »

Thank you so much KittyHerman!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a fairy in possession of a good appetite must be in want of pie.''

My wist: http://wists.com/bastetblue
Murple
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2012 10:31:50 AM »

Wahoo!!! I've been extremely busy and was a little startled to see this here! Very proud to have this beautiful hoop hanging on my office wall, right next to bastetblue's Smauglock! Excellent stitching.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Ninaprettyballerina
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 609
Joined: 14-Aug-2012


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2012 12:22:52 AM »

great work!!! the effect onthe belly is justgreat
!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
bastetblue
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2012 07:39:47 PM »

Thanks, Nina! And Murple, I'm just so glad that you loved the hoop (and Smauglock)! Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a fairy in possession of a good appetite must be in want of pie.''

My wist: http://wists.com/bastetblue
PurpleHeather
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2012 04:37:09 AM »

He's groovy - nice stitching, especially the fire.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

spikefan
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 3691
Joined: 13-Aug-2007


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2012 10:18:16 AM »

Beautiful work!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

bastetblue
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2012 01:53:11 PM »

Thank you PurpleHeather and Spikefan!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a fairy in possession of a good appetite must be in want of pie.''

My wist: http://wists.com/bastetblue
beki710
Offline Offline

Posts: 1226
Joined: 24-May-2008

Partly confused all of the time...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2012 03:31:46 AM »

This is fantastic! Awesome job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

bastetblue
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2012 08:53:32 PM »

Thanks, beki!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a fairy in possession of a good appetite must be in want of pie.''

My wist: http://wists.com/bastetblue
davenport
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2012 05:39:04 AM »

I really like the chaotic seed stitches for filler. It really gives is a pebbly texture.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
bastetblue
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2012 08:49:54 PM »

Thank you, davenport! I thought the seed stitches gave it the right texture, too.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a fairy in possession of a good appetite must be in want of pie.''

My wist: http://wists.com/bastetblue
melanyw
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2012 02:31:02 PM »

Beautiful needlework!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
bastetblue
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2012 04:58:53 PM »

Thanks, melanyw!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a fairy in possession of a good appetite must be in want of pie.''

My wist: http://wists.com/bastetblue
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make a Delicious Open-Faced Sandwich
Super Bowl Recipes: Halftime Feast
Crafting the Perfect Super Bowl Chicken Wing
How to Make a ‘Breakfast Club Sandwich’
Jalapeno-Cheddar Corn Bread Recipe for the Super Bowl
Latest Blog Articles
Cooking: Honey Month
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Winner of Craft Challenge #102 - Swap & Share 3

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.