Sunday, January 20, 2008

Noverber BJP finshed at last

OK, so I really am running late but here it is with progress shots to show you how I did it

The Mermaid made with PC, hand painted & from a mold I made some time back, I bezzeled around her like you would a cab
As you can see, the yarn is being transformed into sea grass with the addition of beads
Now the fun part begins - embellishing!!
So, the little orange bit is going to be a fish..
But he is not what I wanted so back to the drawing board I go..
The final fish, I am much happier with this wee guy, he's done in peyote stitch
And so it is finished, it was hard to know when it was done, I could have kept going with this one for at least another week but you have to stop somewhere, right?

For some reason I cannot get the last two pictures to enlarge, so here are close ups - I hope you can see the detail clearly in them


29 comments:

Grace said...

Oh, it's beautiful Ellen. I really enjoyed seeing it step by step. Wonderful piece!

morwyn said...

Gorgeous - your mermaid is priceless.

KV said...

Fabulous page, Ellen!


Kathy V in NM

rmt said...

Absolutely wonderful, terrific job!

Barb said...

It's a great piece--I love it! But...you have a way to go to truly be behind. :)

a2susan said...

stunning! there is so much feeling in this piece, I love it!

Lora said...

Ellen this is so beautiful!

Cindy said...

I love the way you have made this 3-D. I never thought of that. Might have to give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration

Hélène H said...

It's wonderful, I love the bead bubbles going out of the mouth of the fish !

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you girls, I had a lot of fun doing this one - now to catch up if I can

abeadlady said...

It makes me want to be down there snorkeling with the mermaid. Totally cool.

Arline

Helaine said...

Ellen

I really love the detail you put into this. I love that little fish with his pearl bubbles.

Helaine

freebird said...

That was great; like watching a slideshow. Seeing the progression I'd say you stopped at the right point. It looks wonderful.

beadbabe49 said...

she's exquisite!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Helaine.. Thank you dear, you'll be able to see it up close & personal when you come down for a visit;9

Freebird.. Thank you, I enjoy doing progress shots of my creations, I find it helps me recall how I did it all

Bobbi.. Thank you!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Ellen I think this is my favorite of your pages so far! Something about the start of the new year that lights a fire under us to finish what we've started, eh? I'm running to catch up too. xo, Monica

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you Monica, this is by far my favorite technique ;9

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you Monica, this is by far my favorite technique ;9

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Love it, love it -- this is just gorgeous, Ellen.
BEAUTIFUL --- can you tell I really LOVE it????
Jackie/IL

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you Jackie, it was a fun piece to work on ;9

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you Jackie, it was a fun piece to work on ;9

The Lone Beader said...

I love the fish!

Linda said...

I really like this piece! :) I am sort of fixated on mermaids right now, anyway, so she is very attractive to me ... but I love the fish and his bubbles ... and I really admire those blue shells with the pearls inside. Thanks for the progress photos, too -- sometimes it's hard to remember where we've been when get where we are aimed. :)

Linda

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you Diana, he was a fun part of the page

Thank you Linda, I have this 'thang' about mermaids too ~ grin. I really like to do sculptural stuff with beads so this piece was a lot of fun for me

On A Thousand Hills said...

That is so cool!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you Cheryl, your work is pretty cool too, that hanging of the sleeping Gypsy is very neat!!

Any Smith said...

Nice work! I love fishes. I thank you for showing me how to create a little dimension using yarn!

Love the fish.

Robin said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love the pearls in the shells, the fish, the dimensionality, and most of all, I love your mermaid. As a person with no special affinity for mermaids, yours is so lovely (especially the way you painted her) that I'm drawn to her!

Judi D said...

Stunning and very soothing at the same time.
Hugs