Next, I need to design a side-view mirror (like the ones I made for my beaded Datsun) , as well as the 2 little roof lights. This will require some thought. I also need to design something that somehow resembles the fire fighter’s emblem. That will go on the grill of the truck. And, I’m contemplating adding the name of the fire department on the passenger door as well, but I have no idea how I would do that. Do you think the truck would look better with a name on the side? And, if so, how would I create it? Any ideas??
When I got home from work today, I began to add a few details to the exterior of my bead-embroidered ’43 Chevy fire truck. Can you see what I added? (Click image to enlarge.) All of the silver parts are sterling. However, I’m not sure I like the railing part that goes around the truck bed. I might cut that off and re-do it… I also added a few rows of seed beads to the hood of the truck to give it a little more dimension. I plan to do this around the passenger window, as well.