Monday, August 27, 2007
Beaded Face Pin #2
I'm calling her Mardi Gras, doesn't she look festive? This is a ceramic face I found on Ebay in this store. I bought it awhile back knowing I wanted to bead it up for this swap.
Her hair falls all over the place when the pin is held up or put on. All that party is packed into about 2 inches (not counting the hair).
It has somewhat of an uneven edge, so I used a window bezel as found in Beading with Cabochons by Jamie Cloud Eakin. It is the first time I tried this kind of bezel, I like it!
Following the instructions I beaded a row or back stitch around the edge in size 8/0 beads, then added fringe every 3 bead by coming out one of the beads in the base row, and adding 2 size 11/0 beads and a size 14/0 bead as the stopper. Once all the fringe was done, I came back up through a fringe stack and out the 14/o stopper. I added 3 size 11/0 beads and went through the next stopper bead, continuing around until I arrived back at the beginning.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman