Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Hand Beaded Sugar Skull
I finished the first couple of pillows and was hooked. I understood why my mom liked beading so much. I could sit in front of the tv and zone out while I beaded. Nothing to over think, no excessive planning, just me, my fabric and my box of bead.
Since the first pillows I've made a few dozen more. I've even designed my own images to bead. I've managed to sell my pillows at local craft shows, get them featured on the Dallas Observer website ( http://www.dallasobserver.com/slideshow/etsy-dallas-3rd-annual-jingle-bash-31900388/4/ ), and even had a few shops start carrying my pillows.
I decided to trying some thing bigger than my pillows, something to redeem my childhood give ups. I needed to think big. I remembered I had some old frames in the garage, just waiting for the perfect project. It came to me, a huge beaded sugar skull. I've been working on it for almost a week and tonight I finished it. I think I can consider myself redeemed, don't you?