I don’t know about you, but I was busy this weekend! I finished one piece for my Etsy shop then I started working on another! The piece I completed is a beaded Dalmatian named Dolly. She is inspired by the dog that accompanies my beaded Chevy fire truck, Engine Co. 6. You can see her as a work in progress below:
This piece is very small – only 2″ wide x 1-1/4″ tall. I used all size 15 Japanese seed beads in 5 or 6 different shades of black & white. (Please note the bent 3″ beading needle I’m using. How long do you think that will last??) Also, take a look at Dolly’s nose. It is a tiny glass eye made for taxidermy! (That was Mary‘s idea! 🙂 So far I really like them. They will work, but they are not like a bead. They are a dot of glass on the end of a wire. So, I have to push the wire through the felt, and stitch it to my piece securely. I also added a tiny piece of stiff wire to support Dolly’s tail. It works pretty well!
And here is the finished Dolly – she’s kind of like a tiny mosaic with a floppy ear! 😀
Beaded Dolly the Dalmatian brooch. 2″wide x 1- 1/4 tall” (6.5cm x 4cm).
Available at The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop! Click for more pics!
I am almost finished with another wearable piece, but I think next on my list is another vehicle! How do I manage my time, you ask? Good question. The plan is to spend less time on Blogger, work on my larger pieces during the week, and small pieces for my Etsy shop over the weekends, with the exception of any custom orders that may come up. Wish me luck! 😮
How do you manage your time??