>Tiny Caterpillar


Now that yesterday’s post has finally sunk in, it’s time to show you my idea for this year’s “Bead-It-Forward” Breast Cancer Donation Project. Jeanette Shanigan is encouraging all bead artists to participate by donating a beaded square which will be sewn into a beaded quilt. The finished quilt will then be auctioned off at this year’s Bead & Button show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The proceeds will benefit breast cancer research. The title of the quilt is “Metamorphosed Like the Butterfly”, so all squares must reflect butterflies. You can view some of the finished squares HERE.

Most other people are doing butterflies, so I decided to do a caterpillar just to be different. Here is a scan of the caterpillar I plan to attempt.

This caterpillar eventually becomes a beautiful Black Swallowtail butterfly, which is the second one in the photo below.

The beaded portion of the square will measure only 1.5″ x 1.5″ square. I hope I can get a decent amount of detail into this tiny piece…
Wish me luck…

Also, I would like to point out that a friend of mine encouraged me to create a myspace page. It needs some work, but I’m hoping that it will act as an ad which will drive more people to my blog. How do you feel about this? Do any of you have myspace pages and if so, what has been your experience with them? Originally, mine had a cool photo of ‘Rudy’s Dream’ in the background, but I felt that it was too distracting, so for now, I’m keeping it simple, but I feel it needs something
take a peek, and let me know what you think.

17 thoughts on “>Tiny Caterpillar

  1. >tzpkBreast Cancer dietCommon Breast Cancer MythsThe first myth pertaining to this disease is that it only affects women.Second myth that is associated with this disease is that if one has found a lump during an examination, it is cancer.Third is that it is solely hereditaryThe next myth associated with breast cancer is downright ridiculous. Would you believe, that in this day and age, some individuals still think that breast cancer is contagious?Conversely, some individuals foolishly believe that breast size determines whether or not one gets cancer.Finally, another myth that is associated with this disease is that it only affects older people. This is not so. Although the chance of getting breast cancer increases with age, women as young as 18 have been diagnosed with the disease.You can find a number of helpful informative articles on Breast Cancer diet at breast-cancer1.comBreast Cancer diet

  2. >I’m a huge butterfly fanatic-my daughter’s name is Greek for butterfly (Vanessa), and my company is indirectly named for her as well (vanessa cardui=Painted Lady butterfly=Cosmopolitan butterfly=Cosmopolitan accessories)…anything with butterflies immediately captures my attention!

  3. >That’s going to be a very nice “capatilwer” (That’s how my son says it 😀 ) MySpace is what it is…if that makes sense. Like life, if you go looking for trouble you can find it there. I’ve used to it locate friends that I haven’t spoken to in over 15 years, I joined groups where I talk with other writers, and I’ve used it to shamelessly promote my self published book available only online (LOL! Couldn’t resist… 😉 ) All in all, I’ve had a very positive experience.

  4. >Love your idea for the quilt. I’ve been meaning to do a square myself and the deadline is fast approaching. Can’t wait to see yours finished.

  5. >Love your choice of subject for the quilt. I know it will be gorgeous. You simply can’t do bad work. You are also inspiring me to see what I can do by the deadline. Hmmm…

  6. >LB – I think your myspace page looks great. Simple is good. I use mine to stay in contact with friends and family. I tried to add you as my friend, but it wouldn’t let me.I am inspired by you, I don’t bead, but I want to continue to get involved in other ways…thank you

  7. >Looks like a great project. This world of beaders is one I never knew existed!!I love the catarpillar but (not being a beader) can’t imagine how anyone could create it with beads because of the small size. I don’t mean to be discouraging – it’s just a bit mind-boggling to me. You have done some outstanding things that are intricate and tiny, so I’ll bet you will do this one well too. I’ll be eager to see the finished product.Sorry – I have no experience on myspace.com. It seems that having more exposure in this way is a good idea. Probably a different set of people on myspace than on blogger.com.I agree with Aurora, preferring simplicity and “cleanness” in a website, but the way of the world these days seems to be clutter and noise. Is it possible that the younger the audience, the more the craving for it?

  8. >I have a myspace, but I don’t really connect it with my beadwork. I use it primarily to stay in contact with friends back home and family that don’t use real email. From what my husband says myspace primarily started as a place for bands to post music, inspirations, and to advertise shows. It has now grown from that into more of an ungoverned place that teens post way too personal info and pervs try to get dates.I’ve heard of people using it as an advertising tool, and would probably work. I do have to wonder if it would be the right crowd to be advertising for. Just my opinion, take it as you will. =0) I’ll take a look at your myspace when I get home from work tonight.Great idea about the caterpillar. I walked in the race for the cure last year, and breast cancer runs in my family, so I’m always interested in charity for that. Thanks for the info!

  9. >I’ve been told my space was easier and a lot more fun. But, these are kids who drop the f-bomb like it was a nice adjective/verb/pronoun enhancement and all around word that is lovely and acceptable. To me it isn’t, so I haven’t been tempted to try it. Let me know (I guess that would be us, really) what you think of it.

  10. >I prefer blogs and websites without advertising and tend to avoid MYSpace for that reason…You are inspiring me to create a butterfly beaded square for this now…thanks

  11. >Love the idea, and I am sure it will turn out great. Sounds like an inspirational work and for a great cause. I did race for the cure last year (in PDX) for breast cancer it was very rewarding.

  12. >I have heard about this project and have been asked to participate but I think I dont manage it currently. It’s really a nice idea that you are making a carterpillar

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