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missingastitch
« on: December 09, 2015 04:04:10 AM »

I am looking to make some 3d realistic animals, but am in need of some guidance.  I am not looking to work with pony beads and those flat key chain/lanyard things.  I want to make something like this:



I am a very visual and hands on person and I am having trouble with 1) figuring out what stitches are used and 2) how the whole "3d" thing actually works.  How to make animal "skin" and get it to lay in the right shape.

Is the animal strictly beaded?  I've seen artist out there where they use mixed media, combining fabric and wire as a frame and beading on top of that.  The question is "how"?

I've tried youtube and really only come up with "cutesy" beaded animals.  Glass bead animals and flat stitched animals.  Nothing realistic looking.
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015 07:09:34 AM »

Take a look at Patraw's stuff. He does just this sort of thing. Awesome stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015 05:01:18 PM »

Patraw?  Who is that?

I found a site that gave me some prospective with tiers/rows

http://simplebeads.blogspot.com/2014/01/beaded-fox.html

and bought Explorations in Freeform Peyote Beading: Beaded Forms and Freeform Sculpture by Karen Williams
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016 11:19:56 AM »

look on pinterest to see if there are any intricate lanyard art. maybe you can get ideas from others work.
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016 09:03:00 AM »

Would these help? http://simplebeads.blogspot.com/p/beaded-animals.html
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