But back to our current tale...there's not much to say, except that what you're looking at right there are hundreds of sequins and about 30 hours of hand beading - I'm sure someone else would be faster at it, but it took me quite awhile to figure out a: how to do it and b: how to do it in a way that worked!
These are the beads that auditioned for the piece,
And these are the ones I used.
Originally I was going to hand-cut her scales and sew them down, and then I had this "brilliant" idea that it would somehow be faster to make her scales beads. I laugh, laugh at myself.
That said, I do like the effect.
And this is the drawing that I started out with.
Also, remember this:
that I did just about a year ago? I did it AGAIN while I was quilting the background -hence the switch to beading the mermaid.
Only this time, it was a 70/10 rather than a 14/90, and it was just at the tip; so no hospital visit was necessary - after a short, intense argument I managed to convince BSP to pull it out with a pair of pliers (this time, is was just straight in rather than curved through) and I've had no ill effects. Be careful out there! ;)
See you on Monday with some rocks - and maybe the finished piece!