Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Last night as I finished the legs of the crab I would think, three more to do, only 2 and 1/2 more. two done and one to go and at the same time another part of me was wonder what the next crab would look like in reds and yellow. Some days I wonder who lives in my mind? A glutton for punishment?
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 9:45 AM
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
And yeah, I am back to beading crab legs.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 11:11 AM
Monday, October 29, 2012
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Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Friday, October 26, 2012
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I had gotten a box of my latest auction wins on Ebay ($15.01 for 50 animals) and was very tempted several times to toss this crabby crab aside and dig into the many new animals. Chocolate the Moose and the raccoon bear call to me as surely as chocolate can call me from the fridge.
I reclaimed my cedar chest (Werner had used it to store kindling) and have put all my animals in it. How good to find them smelling of cedar instead of the various homes where the packages had been stored.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 12:33 PM
Monday, October 22, 2012
It is Claude the Crab! I did his tummy in white pearls and his back in glass chips and am now working on the front pincher. This, at least, shows how I tame the many protrusions of these animals as I work on each leg. I use tape on the parts before they are beaded but never use tape on the glass beads as it can leave them sticky. I cannot believe I have started another 10-legged animal. These have to be done on the animal as they are very ingeniously formed. The scanned color of the greenish beads is closer to my imagination than the beads looked to be in artificial light last night.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 12:23 PM
I thought I was doing a repeat of the seahorse and this fish came out so weird. Every time I have tried to do these fish, my color sense just swims away. At this point I am debating whether to cut off all the offending colors or to just do another fish or even, give up trying to bead a wiggly fish.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 12:14 PM
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Sunday, October 14, 2012
These are the acrylic boxes I got to hold all the finished animals. I have them in three sizes.I feel they are well worth the cost to keep the animals dust-free and to give them a cared-for feeling.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 10:28 AM
Saturday, October 13, 2012
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Am finally getting up my courage and steam to do the seahorse. I do not think it will be easy or wise to make a dragon out of it. I looked at the dragons the Ty Company made and they were so scary I lost my courage. I am eager to use the clear 11s to let the colors shine through and to put the glass chips on as scales to make a funky sea horse. We will see what the animal wants to be.
Dare I admit it? I won another auction at eBay yesterday so a new box of 50 more are on their way. . .
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 2:26 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Decided to answer my own question and found the Washington DC Bead Museum closed in 2008. The Glendale AZ Bead Museum closed recently (beautiful building) and gave their collection to the San Diego's Mingei International Collection. It looks as if they only collect "historical" beads - nothing contemporary.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 12:09 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
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Friday, October 5, 2012
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 11:32 AM
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Vicki did deliver the order and even the three pounds of white beads does not move me to stop these. Will do a few more before I go back to the animals. I got an Etsy order for a lizard bracelet. Will check on the weekend to see if it is still at CHAC. If not, I will be making a lizard bracelet before I get back on track.
PS From the photo you can see at what point I glue the backs on the pins. Everything up to this stage is done on a single piece of Ultra-suede. When I get to the points of the stars I glue the cardboard stiffening and the back piece of Ultra-suede with the pin back set inside. True one cannot get the needle up and down through the work any more but the grade of Ultra-suede I use (upholstery) is thick enough and the glue is not placed in the points so I can slide the needle along the cardboard.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 11:40 AM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
With that done far too quickly, I started on the star pins. I have about ten of these cut out and ready to go. It could be the new Preciosa beads, and their gorgeous colors will keep me going on these.
However Vicki called that the new order is in and she will bring it when she and Tom bring the new display case she and I bought for CHAC. We will store it here until the gallery is ready for it.
Posted by Jane Reichhold at 11:42 AM