Monday, February 12, 2007

Arryanna

I spent a little bit of time beading yesterday. Not one to do things by half I signed up for not one but two beaded doll round robins at the end of last year. I really enjoyed making and sending my forms on their merry way but ever since this rounds dolls arrived with me I have been wondering why oh why did I ever sign up.

Apart from the lovely beaded tree spirit tutorial that I took with Ronda Kivett I have no beading experience whatsoever. I've been feeling totally daunted by the prospect of starting off on these wonderful little forms. As the end of the month deadline for this first round is fast approaching I just decided I had to sit down and get on with it.

Here is Sue's little Mermaid Arryanna before I started on her.Here she is after a little work by me. I'm fairly please with what I did to her and actually once I decided exactly what it was that I wanted to do it wasn't as bad as I imagined. I just hope that the fact that I am a beading beginner doesn't show my work up too much against what everyone else will do on this lovely little mermaid form.
Today I plan on finishing up a couple of birthday postcards, making a couple more fabric charms (I am slowly working on my little stitched hearts a few at a time), and thinking about how I am going to start beading the doll for the second round robin that I am in.

5 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think your beading is looking really good - if you didn't mention it no one would know you are a beginner!

StegArt said...

I think it looks good too. I wouldn't have know you hadn't done it before.

Sue B said...

Wonderful!

Helen in the UK said...

The work you have done on this doll is wonderful. As I started reading this post and saw the first picture I thought, I would start on the tail! Great minds think alike!! Your work looks great and I hope it gives you courage to get cracking on the next one :)

sammy said...

Are you sure your are new at this... sure doesn't look it to me... love the colors you used and your beads are laying down so nice...

Great job!