Thursday, February 14, 2008

More on the Mask Challenge

I recently started a new job & life got turned upside down for a bit & I am now working 40 hrs a week BUT I am still getting some beading done, which helps keep me sane in a crazy world ;9
I've got the theme for my mask worked out & have made a small start on the beading. I will show some teasers pictures of my mask as I go but I intend to keep my theme to myself for now, it is a challenge after all, right?
I decided to glue some polycotton fabric from on old sweatshirt over the felt, as I didn't like beading on the fuzz from the felt.....


I love these clear AB 11s - they have a wonderful rainbow effect, don't you think?

7 comments:

Joslyn - Wildspirit Tart said...

Beautiful, Ellen! That is some lovely neat beadwork for such a tricky piece :)

Lora said...

These are going to be some cool mask I'm watching!! Where did you learn of this challenge?

KV said...

Wow, Ellen -- I just know this is going to be stupendous!


Kathy V in NM (who loves AB finish on ANYTHING!)

Mr. Natural said...

Ms Kiwi, Mr. Natural is happy to prune the flowers in your gardens...

The Lone Beader said...

How do you do the stitching on the mask?? Beadin Gram asked me about how to make one of these, and I wasn't sure.

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you all
Jos - it sure is tricky beading in such a tight curved spot but this should be the worst bit of the mask & once it's over, it should be plain sailing (I hope)
Lora - you know I am not sure where I read about this one, I came across it somewhere on line from one of the newsletters I get maybe
Lone Beader - I'll try & answer this on your blog
Mr Natural - you funny old man ;9

freebird said...

I love those beads too. I used them for the farthest mountains on my January page. Anything that sparkles is super and anything with a rainbow effect is too! I always loved the old carnival glass and these beads remind me of some of it.