Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Who knew trying to find the right 'blue' beads for a squirrel would be so difficult! Last week I stopped at my favorite bead shop here in Ocala! and picked up some lighter shades of blue/grays for my squirrels chest/belly area. See the arrows...I want those a different shade from his body...Of course, the beads were not the right color so on Sunday, my bud Sally and I headed off to the bead store. I exchanged the beads for a few different colors...still not sure it's going to work...but in the meantime....
I decided to remove the beading from around the little guys head. Kate, from Kate Boyan's Gallery, gave me a great suggestion a few years back to outline bead my piece before I start the 'real' beading. This was and still is a good suggestion but for this little guy I want his 'fur' beads to be more fur like? OK, I can't think of a good word for it but I think it will work out. So I did some unbeading...a little like 'unsewing'! And then I started beading his little whiskers and his eye. I'm happy with the eye and add'l whiskers will be added after he's attached to a quilt.
I finished his back/tail area and started on his shoulder area. He's coming along!!! Slow but sure!