Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bellaluna's progress

Hello there!
My little Bellaluna has turned into quite a project! But, I am really loving how she is turning out. I am very bad at taking progress photos.. I guess I just don't want to stop to take them, but, here are a couple I took this morning.
Here is Bellaluna with her legs and hands attached. I see that I am probably going to have to fix the length of one of her fingers, but when I made it, it seemed to be the correct length.. measure measure....
                     
Here is a photo of the wing detail. I have estimated it will take another 2 weeks to finish the wings. I rolled around many ideas in my head, like.. using a bunch of little motifs, using one big motif and a few little ones, tatting the whole wing section then attaching it...
Finally, I landed on this idea of making the beaded 'fabric' in a sort of mignonnette style. I was half way thru the first wing, when I realized I would not have enough beads, and had to go on a bead search. By the way, my Michael's has almost totally gotten rid of the regular beads like this.. they are just full of the expensive 'fancy' jewelry ones. So, dear friends, I am recommending you check out Jo Ann's fabric for beads. That is where I found these, regular seed beads (well, they are a beautiful iridescent Japanese beetle type with colors of blue, purple, gold, green)..plus they have the fancy jewelry ones, too. Also, Hobby Lobby had a nice selection. Well there is my plug for the day.
Anyway...cross your fingers I get her done in time for the fair!

10 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Oh my gosh! That is amazing! I really look forward to the finalized version!

Corina said...

Wow! Amazing! It looks gorgeous, a very convincing bat!

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Wow from me, too. He is looking terrific already. I really look forward to seeing him finished. Thanks so much for sharing your progress. He is an impressive and inspiring project.

victats@gmail.com said...

That is a true work of art. Do you think the judges have any idea that this is an original creation? I would love to see this stuff in person.

TypsTatting said...

Wow and Wow she is a real stunner!!!! cant wait to see her finished.

Gina said...

Those wings are gonna be incredible!

battatter said...

Thanks so much for the compliments,everyone! I am blushing!
Victats...I do plan to take her to the next Lace Day in Lafayette Indiana..but it is next year I believe.
Almost finished with the first wing!

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