Yellow Magatama Taxi Cab

Beaded NYC taxi cab bead embroidery Magatama see beads

Semi-beaded NYC taxi cab #3. Bead embroidery on felt. 14" x 4.5" (36cm x 11cm).

I’ve been busy the past couple of days. I spent mostly all of Tuesday redesigning my official website using iWeb. It’s almost complete, and I hope to have it up and running soon! I am also still working on my third beaded NYC taxi cab. Above, you can see that I have used several different yellow seed beads in size 11/o, as well as Miyuki Magatama seed beads. Magatamas are similar to a drop bead but they are more round than they are teardrop shaped. I think they will help to add a new texture to the larger taxi cabs in my beaded Radio City Music Hall scene! Next I must finish the windows as well as the sign on top of the car. Back to beading! 🙂

Semi-Beaded Taxi Cab #3

Beaded NYC yellow taxi cab bead embroidery

Semi-beaded NYC taxi cab #3. Bead embroidery on felt. 14" x 4.5" (36cm x 11cm).

Finally some more progress on my beaded Radio City Music Hall painting. I started beading a 3rd yellow taxi cab. This one is slightly larger than the last. To make this car look a little different from the others, I used long black twisted bugle beads, red round faceted Czech glass beads, and a mix of pink & purple-ish seed beads on the tail end of the car. I have also begun to use some yellow Magatamas! Just wait ’til it’s finished! 😀

Two Beaded NYC Taxi Cabs

Beaded NYC taxi cab bead embroidery NYC street scene

2nd beaded NYC taxi cab. Bead embroidery on felt. 13" x 4" (33cm x 10cm).

Today, just a quick post to show you the 2nd beaded taxi cab I’ve been beading. I worked on this during the past couple of days. I think it is mostly complete, although I still have a bit more work to do on the tires. I also noticed that there is more felt showing through on this car than there is on the previous car. I’m not sure I like that, so I may decide to stitch on some more seed beads here and there.. How do you think it looks in the big picture – next to my beaded Radio City Music Hall? 😀

Beaded NYC street scene bead embroidery art beadwork taxi cab painting

Semi-beaded Radio City Music Hall painting. Bead embroidery on felt. Work in progress.

Also, special thanks for commenting on my 5th Blogiversary Giveaway post. Yuliya Art has won a free PDF copy of my Intro to Extreme Bead Embroidery Tutorial! Please sign up for my mailing list and/or join my Facebook page for updates regarding new Etsy items, exhibitions, special offers, & giveaways! Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! 🙂

Time to start working on a 3rd taxi cab…  :O

5th Blogiversary Giveaway!

beaded NYC yellow taxi cab bead embroidery art car painting

Semi-beaded NYC taxi cab. Bead embroidery on felt. 13" x 4" (33cm x 10cm).

As I was beading the 2nd taxi cab for my Radio City Music Hall painting, I realized that today, my blog has turned 5 years old!  Those 5 years seem to have passed by in a New York Minute! (Check the archives to see for yourself..) Special thanks to anyone who has read my blog for that long! And, if you have just begun to follow my blog, it’s your lucky day! To celebrate this milestone, I will be giving away a free PDF copy of my Intro to Extreme Bead Embroidery tutorial. (This tutorial is currently available for sale in my Etsy shop.) Please leave a comment on this blog post, and I will randomly choose one lucky winner on Sunday, April 24, 2011. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you! Again, thank you so much for your interest in my beadwork. Here’s to another 5 years.. Back to beading! :O

Beaded NYC Taxi Cab

beaded NYC taxi cab bead embroidery art car

Beaded NYC taxi cab. Bead embroidery on felt. 10" x 3" (26cm x 8cm).

Today, I finished beading my first NYC taxi cab! I used many different colour glass seed beads in size 11 & 15. There are also some size 10 triangles on the rear windshield. And, as you can see, the felt is not completely beaded! There is some bare felt showing through! I hope this helps convey that the car is speeding down the street in front of my beaded Radio City Music Hall… What do you think? :O

beaded Radio City Music Hall NYC street scene bead embroidery painting

Semi-beaded Radio City Music Hall (NYC). Bead embroidery on felt. Beadwork 15″ x 20″. (38cm x 51cm) Work in progress.

Beaded Radio City Music Hall & Taxi Cab Sketch

Beaded Radio City Music Hall signs NYC bead embroidery painting

The other day, I finished beading the 3rd & 4th vertical signs on my felt Radio City Music Hall painting. Using size 11 seed beads in several different blues, I beaded around the gray sign on the right. Then, I beaded the backwards letters on the sign on the right using sparkly silver-lined seed beads. My next task here is to stitch the beadwork to the felt behind it, as well as trim the edges of the felt. I also need to work on making these signs stand out just a bit more. They look too flat to me! :O

Beaded Radio City Music Hall NYC bead embroidery painting

Semi-beaded Radio City Music Hall (NYC). Bead embroidery on felt. Beadwork 15″ x 20″. (38cm x 51cm) Work in progress.

After I finished beading, I worked on a sketch of a speeding NYC taxi cab:

Speeding NYC taxi cab sketch.

Speeding NYC taxi cab sketch.

It sounds kind of funny, because I don’t think taxi cabs are able to go more than 30 miles/hour in Manhattan, and they always seem to be stopped in traffic! Nevertheless, I think I’m going to make a few of these beaded taxi cabs. Maybe a felt collage of them! At the same time I will be thinking of how to complete the building which surrounds the theatre. Back to work!

Sparkly Gray Beaded Radio City Sign

Beaded Radio City Music Hall signs mixed media painting

This past week, I have been busy beading my Radio City Music Hall painting! I have almost completed the 3rd vertical sign. I stitched horizontal rows using gray hex cuts, 11/o and 15/o seed beads, as well as charcoal gray triangle seed beads. This sign really sparkles! Next I have to bead a blue outline around the gray then I can work on beading the backwards letters on the 4th sign. How do you think I should complete the surrounding buildings?

 

Beaded Radio City Music Hall bead embroidery painting mixed media NYC

Semi-beaded Radio City Music Hall (NYC). Bead embroidery on felt. Beadwork 15″ x 20″. (38cm x 51cm) Work in progress.