Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More collaboration pieces


Well...hot off the work bench...our new piece called "HOW the chicken crossed the road". We are going to be sending this off with the Bra Dolls to San Diego for the show. I'll post more about that later as I'll have to pull out my back up disc (this computer is on the fritz & I'm afraid to leave too many application or pictures on the desktop or when it dies, I'll lose it all).

Chris came up with the idea when his friend Leo gave him the big radio tube. He sat with it for days looking at it & decided it would be a great rocket ship. At first he wanted me to bead a monkey for it, but nothing that I had looked good riding the rocket. Then I pulled out the rooster, held it up to Chris with a question in my eyes & he said "PERFECT". I spent the last week beading the rooster while Chris worked on getting the rocket ready. He was stumped on how to make the fire until I brought out a bag of silk Mums & a bottle of Fabritac. He went crazy. I'm still beading the rooster. He then found other tubes to make the rocket look more interesting, and found copper tape, and wire. I'm still beading the rooster. We used some beading fabric sold my Nicole & used that to make the fins. I found some star pearls I bought a long time ago at Byzantium & thought those perfect. Beaded the edging of the fins while I was still beading the rooster. Chris got the stand ready by cutting up a banana holder, and got the finished rocket situated. I finally finished beading the rooster last night. Hurrah! When I got up this afternoon, Chris had the rooster "on board". Got this pictures JUST NOW & here it is...HOW the Chicken Crossed the Road".

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14 comments:

Judi W. said...

He's absolutely fabulous! Great collaboration!!!!!!!

Denise said...

Wow!! I love it! This is fantastic! What a great collaboration and I am really loving your blog these days! It's full of inspiration and fun bead work!
Cheers, Denise

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am loving your collaborations.

Mr. Natural said...

TOO CLEVER FOR WORDS! I LOVE IT! WHAT A ROOSTER! WHAT A ROCKET!

Carol said...

OMG!!! I LOVE this piece. Man you two together are Dynamite. I am at a loss for words. Keep us posted on this submission.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wow! You obviously work well together and have such brilliant ideas....gotta love this one.

Hoopie said...

Awesome piece !!

Pegasus Kelly said...

Groovy chicken.

No, groovy rooster...

Life @ a whisper said...

well...finally someone has answered the age old question! That's a great piece of work...

Plays with Needles said...

OMG!! This FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!! It's a TOTAL HOOT and if it doesn't WIN A BIG PRIZE -- It should!! If nothing else, it will make everyone LAUGH THEIR HEADS OFF!!!

Truly INSPIRED!!! made my day..really...

flyingbeader said...

Thanks all. We've had a great time making this. Oh...I've got tons more ideas which is probably a good thing as we have tons of radio tubes. Chris collects & repair vintage radio & televisions (pre 1950s) so we have lots of spare parts. I'm thinking I want to do a monkey in an airplane...or something just as bizarre.

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Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is SO COOL! Wow, I love it! Very fun and great work!

michelledolls said...

Love it! great work you have excellent ideas.........

Michelle

Carrie said...

These look great.. I have done a Monkey and a turtle and have an elephant 2/3's done