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31  My First Beaded Tree Sculpture in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: July 11, 2009 10:10:40 PM
So, I love BeadedByAmy's stuff and decided to have a go at making an autumnal tree to go with a collection of Autumn inspired beaded works I am making in honor of and to commemorate the birth and growth of Autumn Ryen Vaccaro, one of my best friends' first child.

Here's some photos of the tree:

(not sure if the Gemtac is totally dry yet... It's supposed to dry clear, but I may just have over glued Smiley

I used 28 Guage copper-colored wire and a mix of seed beads, some florist's foam (not good for heavier things), some decorative rock chips, Gemtac and a random jar/vase thing I had.

And here's the rest of the collection:

This one is a mini-barette clip.

Beaded bobby pin

And, an Autumnal Butterfly.

I hope to add to the collection periodically.

What do you think?
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32  French Beaded Long-Stemmed Rose in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: July 05, 2009 06:20:26 AM
Hi guys,

I have been searching for the perfect French or Victorian beaded rose pattern. I've tried this one: http://beadedflowers.tripod.com/international/patterns/index.htm and the rose patterns by Virginia Nathanson as well as adapting the above patterns to try to make them more to my taste. I wasn't happy with any of the results. I stumbled on this site: http://aminda.mylivepage.ru/image/1789/32790_%D0%A0%D0%BE%D0%B7%D0%B0_%D1%87%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F.jpg and was inspired to make my own pattern with more realistic petal shape. My rose turned out differently to all of the above, but I like it!



Better photos coming soon when I ship it off to my cousin and she models and photographs it for me Smiley

What do you think??
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33  3D Beaded Peacock in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: June 27, 2009 02:03:06 AM
So, I made this Peacock ages ago, but have only recently gotten photos of it. I made it for my Mum, after finding the FREE PATTERN and TUTORIAL on the net here http://pagesperso-orange.fr/mk.perles/paon.pdf.

See Maryline Kereneur's Peacock here: http://pagesperso-orange.fr/mk.perles/paonphoto.jpg. She's French, so you may need to translate the page with Babel Fish. I love her stuff!

Here are my photos of the Peacock I made using ladder-stitch (Victorian seed bead and wire weaving) to MK's pattern.

Le petit paon (the little peacock) sitting next to Dad's Ponytail plant.

Le paon sitting on the Boston Fern I made Mum to Virginia Nathanson's French Beading pattern.

The peacock sitting on Dad's hand.

What do you think?

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34  Some French Beaded Plants in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: May 29, 2009 09:16:34 PM
This would be one of my first posts!

My name is Amy, and I have been beading for 10 years. I discovered French Beading and am in love with it.

I've been in contact with BeadedByAmy, and I am inspired by her neatness and professionalism!

I beaded this opaque pink and silver lined champagne pink button crysanthemum the other day. I'm rather proud of the symmetry and neatness, which I often have trouble with.

This miniature geranium I beaded for my partner's sister for Christmas 2008. I adpated Virginia Nathanson's pattern to include 5 petals per bloom rather than 4. I potted it in a standard terracota pot with Oasis and black gravel. I put a bow on it with felt and hot glue. I like how it's Christmasey, but also good for display year round.

I beaded this small lime-green fern and made a custom planter out of wicker, twine and an old black wrought iron oil burner holder for my Mum for Christmas in 2008. I used a pattern designed by Virginia Nathanson. This was my first attempt at this particular pattern and I improvised beading down the center of the fronds, so each frond may look a little different. Next time I make this, I hope it will be more uniform.

This Giant Iris I intended as a gift, but we didn't end up going to the event, so it's sitting at home still. I intend to properly mosaic a terracota pot to 'plant' this. The pictured 'pot' is a yoghurt pot cut in half, and I have incompletely mosaic-ed it with hot glue... Again, I used Oasis and black gravel.

I'm not in love with the iris. Maybe if I used more vibrant iris-colored beads? I plan to try other types of iris as well, to see if I like them.

I'm currently working on making many many more pieces and hopefully adding them to my website, which is an experiement I hope takes off...

I'd LOVE any type of feedback!!! What do you think?
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