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« on: June 03, 2019 05:41:13 PM »

I'm not sure what inspired me to make all these. I blame it on a phase  Cheesy I typically stitch from reference photos but for some of these I went rogue and added different colors or patterning. For any that are directly inspired, I'm including the reference pictures for fun.







































*photo credit the critter above goes to PerfectlyBohemian who received this in the In-Person Swap at the 2019 Craftster Meetup in Asheville (thank you!)




















I'd love to hear any thoughts or comments  Smiley Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019 05:49:25 PM »

These are so awesome! Great work, such talent!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019 06:56:06 PM »

These are flat out amazeballs.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019 07:02:00 PM »

So realistic. Like they could just fly away. These are spectacular!
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019 07:26:33 PM »

These are amazing Sheep!

Must be something in the air.  I literally just purchased this book

https://www.amazon.com/Bead-Bugs-Creepy-Projects-Objects/dp/1589237323/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=bead+bugs&qid=1559615179&s=books&sr=1-2
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019 08:10:03 PM »

My mind is totally blown. Your skills are epic!
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019 05:27:25 AM »

Thanks everyone!  Cheesy

UTM - that book looks so cool. I can't wait to see what you make from it  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019 05:36:01 AM »

These are amazing!  I love your stumpwork projects.
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019 07:40:30 AM »

I adore each and every one of these individually and by name. I think the spider is my favorite, though. The colors are a little different, but it reminds me of the orb weaver I "adopted" as a child (She still lived outside, but I caught bugs and fed her every day, and then when she died I took her egg sac with me and eventually hatched it and released the babies).

I love the way you do the wings, especially the fake-transparent bits. I know you can't see through it, but it does a great job getting across the feel of the wings. Excellent wrapped wire legs, too. *hearts*

I'd love to someday see a larger art piece with several of these stumpwork bugs with glass head pins stuck through them and old-fashioned entomological labels to make it look like a Cabinet of Curiosities bug collection. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2019 09:32:30 AM »

Wow. Just . . . wow. Great work!
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