Yesterday, I decided to create a beaded version of the Twin Pines Mall sign. Twin Pines Mall is located in Hill Valley, the fictional town in the 1985 film Back to the Future. If you don’t remember the mall parking lot scene in the original film, you can see a movie clip HERE.
I don’t have a lot of these little details planned- I think of them rather spontaneously. The sign is made from two pieces of vinyl. I used size 11 green seed beads and size 15 black & gold seed beads. This would probably turn out better if I had smaller seed beads, but I get really frustrated with anything smaller than 15’s. So there it is. Also, I will say that it was not easy to bead the words. It takes precise stitching to do that, and it’s still not even perfect in my eyes – maybe because my eyes are tired! Here’s where the sign will be placed in my painting when it is finished:
I still think it needs a little more work, but the good news is, I am almost ready to start painting the canvas for Part 2! 🙂
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