12/4/08

Moving Along



I've gotten as far as picking out my palette of beads...all size 13 charlottes...still have some nailheads and/or sequins to add and maybe a few other items to make it look more icon-like. I tried using alcohol ink on the silver hands to color them darker but it's not been too successful, so I'm considering just making/baking some with black sculpey...

11 comments:

janeywan said...

Luscious colors!

Purple Girl said...

yes, I can't keep my eyes off the first three - yellow/orange/dk orange. will be fun to watch this develop! (we missed you last week, welcome back!)
hugs
kate

skyewriter said...

Those colors make me ache for warm weather!

It kind of looks like a sunset as they lay there.

Can't wait to see how they transform.

morwyn said...

If your silver hands are metal, maybe a dip in some liver of sulphur would darken them?

Gorgeous colors - I love charlottes.

Mary Timme said...

Hmmmmm, looks very interesting!

Lynn said...

Those colors are going to make your dark faces just PoP! Can't wait to see this one come together.

The Lone Beader said...

I think that picking out the colours is the most fun part! :D

Pursuing Art... said...

Vibrant...lovely colors! Charlottes are stunning! I can't wait to see where you are taking this Madonna and child. She will be outstanding...I know!

beadbabe49 said...

thanks for all yur kind posts...she's still sitting on my table, patiently waiting for me to get my s**t together!

Robin said...

Oooooh... I love this batik and the bead colors you've chosen. Yummmmmmmmm! They make me feel happy (on a night when things haven't been going very well)...

Liver of sulpher will work if they are silver (search for "oxidizing sterling silver for tips on how to do it)... If you don't have any, you could try coating them in mayonaise and letting them sit out for a day or two.

Thanks for the happy colors! Robin A.

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, robin! the colors cheer me up too...the hands aren't silver so I just made some polyclay hands instead.