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Topic: mini me, again... a beady me-dy!  (Read 1168 times)
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« on: June 10, 2017 06:07:28 AM »

really, I swear I am not so vain that I am making tonnes of crafts of me me me....  But I participated in the Craftster Trading Card swap again and wanted to make a me that was based on one of my favourite crafts - very much inspired by the one Belladune did of herself last year

So to do that, I made a me in seed bead form - based on the stamped image I made of me last year for the first incarnation of the CTC swap.



I used whatever size 11/0 rocaille beads that were in my stash, and Nymo, in peyote stitch, after sketching out a pattern on graph paper.  I did not want it to take forever, so I did a basic image, without too much details in terms of shadows, and shading - that and I really wanted to use stash, so did not want to take forever at a bead store picking out various shades too (and yes, remember how long it took me to pick out the perfect green for the wasabi for my beaded sushi, it really would take me hours of comparing beads to get the shades right - and I would spend another $100 on other stuff in the meantime too - damn, I love bead stores).

So this ended up being about 4"x5".

I then took a picture of it, shrunk it down, and printed it, to make the end result of this year's CTC card.



So yes... it's all about memememe!

More about the beaded me here if anyone is interested

More about the CTC, cardy me if anyone is interested
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017 07:21:30 AM »

WOW! This is super neato! Now I have to explore these trading cards...
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017 08:01:49 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017 10:05:55 AM »

OMG!  So amazing to see the actual beaded piece.  WOW!!!  I can't tell you how amazing it is and how much I love it Onyx!  

So is this a theme for your Craftster cards?  If so I can't wait!!!  (Well, even if it's not so I can't wait!)  I'm so happy that I have all of your cards!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017 10:56:08 AM »

That looks so good, I'm really happy you decided to run with the beady me-dy self-portrait idea. Love it!

WOW! This is super neato! Now I have to explore these trading cards...

Yeah, you do! I want to collect one from all of the peoples, pretty please to be joining the next round?
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017 01:32:33 PM »

Well - maybe.  I love stamping and  so the first one was a carved stamp... I love beading, so the next one was a beaded stamp... hmmm, could perhaps there be a knit or crocheted me in the future?

Or an embroidered or cross stitched me???
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017 08:20:41 AM »

Clever, and gorgeous!

Just like you...!  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017 09:00:18 AM »

Whhhhat?  Genius idea to not only create it, but to copy it to use in other forms!  Amazing.
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017 02:35:21 PM »

AW - thanks guys  Kiss Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017 04:11:25 PM »

Wow! this looks awesome!!
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