Finally started my "art project"-- a peyote stitch portrait of Pogo, from a drawing by Walt Kelly (with permission from his daughter, Carolyn). Looks like it'll be ~5 1/2" wide. Originally, I planned to do this with 15/0 beads and make it an amulet bag, but I couldn't get enough of the colors I wanted-- like multiple shades of gray.... I'm using 11/0s, which means it's "too big" for an amulet bag, and at this point, I'm not sure how it will be presented/mounted/whatever. Hanging "tapestry"? Framed? Sewn to something wearable or an accessory?
After a couple of false starts, and breaking up a couple of dog spats, I finished 17 rows (of ~124). Three hours of beading... ~ 5 yards of Fireline....
I'll post a picture when I have 30 or so rows done.
5 days ago