Monday, December 17, 2007

Deep Sea Diver


This is a project that I finished for my Ohio Beaders Challenge called "chip challenge". We had to use chips of some kind in a beading project. I've been wanting to do a fish for awhile & had been playing around with different forms. When I bought a strand of dyed MOP chips, it just clicked that they should be scales. The base for the fish is a felted styrofoam ball with tyvek beads. I used one of two baby dolls I found at the thrift store & made her into a mermaid riding on the fish's back. I didn't really attach her to the fish, as I'm thinking of using the fish in a class proposal for AFIC 09. I am going to call it bead coloring as I used the patterns of the material as a basis for the bead patterns. I'm going to be working on more projects like this to see how this bead coloring thing works out.

3 comments:

Lora said...

Dot that is one cool looking fish!! Those chips do look like scales!! Good thinking.

morwyn said...

She's adorable! Lotta work there - great results! And thanks for you nice comments on my blog - I love to work on dolls, it makes my heart sing. I need to check out your Yahoo group! Thanks again!

Gypsy said...

Oh, I love the term' bead coloring' Dottie! It is why I end up choosing the material I buy. A plain fabric just doesn't do it for me!
And the pic of you and Chris- I KNEW that was the 70s! LOL!
Aryd'ell- been there too!