Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My TV Set, My Yellow Parakeet, Witch/Black cat Etui Box, Swordfish Stiletto, Miniature Beaded Cat Automaton, Patchwork Vessels, Totally Tubular Necklace, Scarey Witch Humbug, Peacock Humbug, Loopy Needlecase

Visit my new web site at http://idelegilbert.com  to view my beaded miniature bears and other bead creations. Visit my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/beadeddesignsbyidele for bead patterns for sale See my new miniature beaded cat with fish bowl and my magician bear automaton in action at www.youtube.com/user/beadeddesigns

What have I been working on since my last blog update? I have been designing and beading a lot of new projects. So here are my latest bead creations.

"My TV Set" I love watching TV. So I have designed a cubic right angle version of an old TV set. This TV set opens at the top and has vintage cubic right angle weave programs stored inside. There are five different cubic right angle weave slides with a different design on the front and the back of each one. The programs can be rotated to the front for viewing on the TV screen. The TV set measures 2" across by 2 1/4" by 1 1/8". It is worked in size 15/0 seed beads. There is an antenna and a plug. This TV is always "on", even though it is not plugged in.

 
"My Yellow Parakeet,"Jesse" "Jesse" is my 5 year old yellow and green talking parakeet. His coloring is different from my other beaded parakeets, so I had to re-design my beaded parakeet pattern to match him. He is worked in Peyote stitch in size 15/0 seed beads. He measures 6" long including his tail. He has a jointed head and opens in the middle to reveal an inner compartment. I also took pictures of all my beaded parakeets together. "Casey" was green with a yellow head, "Frankie" was blue and white, and "Jesse" is yellow with a green tummy.

 
Witch/Black Cat Etui The etui is worked in bead embroidery with size 11/0 seed beads, on an Ultrasuede backing. There is a witch face on one side and a black cat face on the other side. The features are raised and shaped with extra layers of felt under the Ultrasuede. The teeth are pearls. The etui measures 6 1/2 x 4 1/2". I hand made the sterling silver wire hinge. The etui is lined in black Ultrasuede with black silk ribbon rushing. The etui is filled with my collection of rare antique witch sewing tools.

 
Swordfish Stiletto The swordfish stiletto is bead embroidery on Ultrasuede. It is my version of an antique stiletto swordfish. It is beaded with size 15/0 seed beads. The swordfish measures 4 1/2" including the metal stilello. I used an antique stiletto for the sword.

 
Miniature Beaded Cat Automaton My second miniature beaded automaton is a cat with a fish bowl. Turn the handle, and the cat pulls the goldfish out of the beaded fish bowl. The automaton sitting cat is 1" high on a 3/4" plastic base. The base holds my hand made mechanism. The cat and the fishbowl are beaded with size 15/0 seed beads. The cat is fully jointed.

 
Patchwork Beaded Vessels The Patchwork Beaded Vessel is a three dimensional cup-shaped freeform art object. It is worked in Peyote stitch using 11/0 seed beads, 8/0 seed beads, Delica® beads, bead mix, decorative beads, and wire shapes that are incorporated into the beading. The instructions show how to make the wire shapes. The vessel measures approximately 1 ½” high x 2 ½” diameter, not including the legs. Instructions for this project are available for sale on my website and on Etsy.

"Totally Tubular" Necklace This is a sampler necklace, worked in eight colors of size 11 seed beads. The necklace has nine unique beaded peyote pattern sections alternating with eleven different beaded beads. The sampler necklace uses the following bead stitches – Peyote, Ndebele, right angle weave, netting and spiral rope. A special 3-dimensional sliding beaded bead completes the necklace.

 
"Scarey Witch Humbug" The beaded witch humbug is a three dimensional triangular shaped scissors fob or necklace pendant. It is worked from a color chart, using 14 colors of size 11 Delica® beads. It measures approximately 1 ¼” x 1 ½” not including the fringe. This little fob is stuffed with Ultrasuede® scraps. A small magnet can be inserted inside to turn the humbug into a convenient needle grabber. Fancy beads or crystals create the fringe along the top and bottom edge of the humbug. I added a charm at the top to complete the decoration. This pattern is available for sale.

 
"Peacock Humbug" The beaded peacock humbug is a three dimensional triangular shaped scissors fob or necklace pendent. It is worked from a color chart, using 10 colors of size 11 Delica® beads. It measures approximately 1 ¼” x 1 ½” not including the fringe. This little fob is stuffed with Ultrasuede® scraps. A small magnet can be inserted inside to turn the humbug into a convenient needle grabber. Fancy beads or crystals create the fringe along the top and bottom edge of the humbug. I added a charm at the top to complete the decoration. This pattern is available for sale.

 
"Loopy Needle Case" The loopy beaded needle case fits over a 2 1/4” long, finished wooden needle case. The needle case can accommodate 2” beading needles as well as smaller needles and pins. It can be worn as a necklace pendent. The finished needle case measures approximately 1 ¼” x 3” including the loops. This little needle case is made in brick stitch, using seed beads, bugle beads and 4mm fire polished crystals. This pattern is available for sale.

1 comment:

Gwen Fisher said...

There is so much to love in this post, but the beaded TV is really special. What a great little piece of art that is so beautifully crafted. Well done!