>Sunoco, Inc.

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Today, I worked on my beaded Sunoco sign. This sign will accompany my beaded Boston trolley and Citgo sign when I am ready to assemble my piece.

Sunoco station citgo beaded boston trolley pop art bead embroidery artist beadwork beading seed beads

First, I sketched the image onto tracing paper. Then, I stitched the tracing paper onto a piece of vinyl which I backed with a piece of felt. And finally, I began stitching on some blue seed beads for the letters.

Sunoco station citgo beaded boston trolley pop art bead embroidery artist beadwork beading seed beads

After that was complete, I stitched yellow size 11 seed beads in the spaces around the letters. This also pushed the blue beads closer together so that they actually look like letters.

Sunoco station citgo beaded boston trolley pop art bead embroidery artist beadwork beading seed beads

After that, the rest came together rather quickly!

Sunoco station citgo beaded boston trolley pop art bead embroidery artist beadwork beading seed beads(Bead embroidered Sunoco sign. 3″ x 4″ wide. Click to enlarge.)

Which sign should I bead next??😀

14 thoughts on “>Sunoco, Inc.

  1. >I love this Sunoco sign. My dad owned a Sunoco station back in the 60s. And then he drove gas truck for them. Tres nostalgic for me. Beautiful!

  2. >Thanks, Boney! I appreciate your observances regarding my work! I can’t even finish a painting in one day. It takes me several days! Just to do a background! I guess everyone works a little differently…😮

  3. >I’m not sure which I respect more.Your fingers, which must be quite experienced in the making of these beaded affairsor the patience you must have to endure making the single piece over the space of a couple of months.Both, I think.If yoiu’re familiar with my work, I try to finish the painting in one stand.If I do, I consider it a win.If not, I’m lucky to still have the same idea of painting it as when I started.What detail!I’m neglecting calling you a miracle worker, but….who knows.That’s one heck of a lot of tiny detail work.And, well done, too!

  4. >I really think that all these businesses should be hiring your to make beaded signs for them. They are very cool.

  5. >Well, I didn’t have to bead on vinyl for this one… I just did it! But, I wanted to for the Exxon sign. I’m just sort of experimenting as I go along, and I found that backing vinyl with felt worked great! And, it is super easy to bead through this black vinyl because it is very soft. It doesn’t stress the needle or the thread at all! But, clear vinyl is a different story… Also, Mo, thanks for your comment! I had never heard about these companies offering grants for the arts…. I’ll have to look into that!😀

  6. >You could add the Canadian element and do Esso or PetroCan! Love the beading! Why are you beading on the back of vinyl? This has me very curious!!Cheers, Denise

  7. >Thought I had missed the finished Boston Trolley, but see it is having an environment built around it. Maybe Exxon and Shell can do a feature on your work in their publications. Think they have large grants for the arts!

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