>Bead It Out Loud

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As you can see, I’m really having fun with this ‘Celebrity Sofa Series’. And, the best part is, many of you are getting involved by sending me suggestions as to who you want to see on my beaded love seat🙂

My next guests were suggested by RockDog. They are singer/guitarist Paul Stanley and drummer Peter Criss of KISS. (And, of course, they can’t go anywhere without that giant lit-up sign… LOL!) KISS is an American heavy metal/glam rock band who’s been around since the early 70’s, and everyone recognizes their face paint, and wild costumes. Personally, I admire their glitzy style and creativity, as well as their elaborate stage productions. They are famous for fire-breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitar solos, and pyrotechnics. When they first came out, parents were worried that their kids were listening to Satan’s music, which is pretty funny when you think about it. If you listen to them now (or see them perform), they’re actually quite comical:)

For those of you who didn’t know this, I’d also like to point out that Paul Stanley is an artist. His designs have been seen on KISS album covers, as well as in their costumes. Now, he’s back to painting again, and you can view some of his work HERE. And, coincidentally, Peter Criss‘ birthday was just 2 days ago. Peter was born on Dec. 20, 1945. (Happy Belated Birthday, Peter!) He is no longer with the band:(

And, just curious- when you first saw this image of KISS today, what was your initial reaction??

Here’s my Scandinavian sofa all by itself. I’ve stitched on just over 13 rows of seed beads today. I am leaving some blank spaces, because that is where I’ll eventually stitch on the other shapes of Tawny & Julie. I know it looks like I’m getting close to being done, but as we know, bead embroidery is a slooooow process…

Also, before I forget, I ‘d like to point out a couple of new additions to my sidebar. First, I’ve finally created a banner for this blog. If you’d like to display it on your site, just copy & paste the simple HTML code that is provided. And, lastly, I finally received my Flamingo Moon back from Fire Mountain Gems the other day. They had it for an entire year! I am told that eventually, it will be published as part of one of their full-page back-cover magazine ads. You can view that piece by clicking on the Beadwork FOR SALE link in my sidebar. Enjoy:)

15 thoughts on “>Bead It Out Loud

  1. >Oh, I forgot to mention that if you watch the Psycho Circus Video I liked to, check out Paul Stanley’s glitzy guitar strap, as well as his outfit. I t’s probably made from rhinestones, but I love it….Someday, I hope to do some beadwork for a rock star;)

  2. >The figures are great but the KISS symbol is the best. Love the glitz🙂 Thanks for dropping me a post on Alvarez Art. I have a beading question for you but I will ask it when I begin the section. I’m still embroidering other parts and will begin the beads soon. By the way, I like your posting format of tracking the daily process and am going to change my blog format a little and make it more of a process thing as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. >You already know I adore that sofa (I think I’ll be sorry when it’s done because I’ll miss the celeb sit-ins!) and I really love that you put KISS on today. I’m a big fan of glam rock (I just adore it’s cheesy qualities!) and I cheered when I saw them there.

  4. >Thank you for your comments on my blog!! I realize that not everyone likes the musicians I have been posting, but the great thing is that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and that we are able to share it in this format. As a former musician, I try to find something positive about all types of music, because it is an art form. And, as a stagehand, I’m thrilled when bands like this come to town, cuz that means I’ll have a job=:)

  5. >I’just so not into this music, I can’t really comment on it, but I do love the couch. Haven’t commented or written much as Blogger and new IE 7 are giving me a hard time. Hope to get some snow pictures on today. We’ve had a really upslope dumper the last two days. I can hardly wait to see your sis and the dog on the couch.

  6. >Hey you! again great work – as a celloist(sp?) You must drop Yo Yo Ma on your couch – and to keep him company – Jackie Chan peace and Merry Christmas GEO

  7. >New Years Day 1983 Terra Haute, Indiana that was my first thought. I had to walk through protesters to get into the stadium. Then opening band left the stage after 4 songs because the KISS chant was louder then them. I took all of my kids to see KISS on their final tour. A strange Mom thing to do but they had a blast.Fun Fact: KISS Army was started in Terra Haute, Indiana. Be safe…

  8. >Hi Lone Beader! Thanks for dropping by to say “hi”. Wow! There’s a whole world out there that I didn’t know existed, and you’re, like, the Bead Princess Extraordinaire. Awesome!What you do reminds me of the wonderful mosaics in some of the world’s greatest cathedrals.You rock!

  9. >I loooove Gene Simmon’s paint … In general, I love these black and white paints, I have painted myself a few times.🙂 However, I really do not know many Kiss songs. But they are cool and you are right: Today it is ridiculous that people thought that they played satanic music. *LOL*

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