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« on: January 26, 2006 12:13:18 AM »

What more can I say, it's Jonathan Richman in beads, I did it around christmas a couple of years ago, and now I have gained access to a digital camera! But still I haven't figured it out so the pictures are a bit weird and doll.



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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2006 12:27:07 AM »

I am floored  Shocked

That is absolutely amazing! I would never have the patience to do something like that.

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2006 04:19:14 PM »

Wow, do you mind a tut? That is freakin AWESOME!! Great Job! Grin
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2006 04:51:38 PM »

Allright, how did you do this? is glue involved? How big/small are the beads. IDoes it have a wood base? Please let me pick your brain. I love this
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2006 04:53:09 PM »

Am I right?  Are those Perler beads?HuhHuh  Amazing.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2006 04:54:49 PM »

Did you use those beads that melt together? Did you use a big base or a small one and iron in sections? That's pretty cool!  Shocked


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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2006 05:46:11 PM »

i love this! i've seen other pieces like this, and i really want to give it a go! were you able to buy the single colors you needed, and if so, could you tell me where you got them? i really want to make a picture like this of twiggy for my best friend for her birthday. once again, amazing job!

« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2006 11:01:48 AM »

Thank you for all the nice things you said!
So, yes, I used plastic beads that melt together, you put them on a base with spikes on, 29x29. And then you put some oven paper or similar paper on to protect the beads, and then you just iron on it. And this is the hard part, it didn't take me long to make it, a couple of days, but I was doing it constantly, what I can remember but that's if I don't count the millions of times when I accidentally in some strange way pushed the base so that the beads flew off or changed place. But anyway, because if you iron to much on the one side for example, that piece of course will not match that well with the other pieces.
The preliminaries like choosing the colors can be made in differnet ways, I think, I wanted at least four different colours in my picture but I still haven't understand how you choose the colours you want (the colours that is available and suitable) in photoshop and then get the picture to match them, so I was walking on clouds when my local craft store began selling one more shade of grey, but the girl (DonnaLee) who made the Beatles in beads made some adjustments in photoshop to made the colours in the picture match the colours she had in beads.
And that's it I think, then I just glued the pieces together on a paper (So there's some glue involved!) and framed it but I guess you could do the framing a bit more neat, if you have the patience.
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2006 01:33:23 PM »

wow , i thought the first pic was an actual photograph that you used as a guide. That is so amazing

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2006 01:59:19 PM »

Oh wow! Thats fabulous!  Shocked I wonder if we still have any of those beads...hmmmmmm.....

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