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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Done!

Phew this was a hard "birth"! But now Ive reached a look that Im satisfied with - and would like to receive myself:D.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The last of Sunday's Productiveness

I finished the Altered Bingo Card - I think..maybe.. :D. I also redid the Office Supplies ATC as I had overlooked it had to be a collage. Finally I made a No Straight Edges ATC.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Busy Crafter

Wow Im productive today: another 3 ATC's and some alterations to the Altered Bingo Card.

Early Crafter

Its not yet 8am and the first creation of the day is done:

Arch ATC

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bashful Blogger

Im not very good at this blogging... However Ill try harder from now on!
Today has been a creatively productive day; 20 inchies, 2 ATC's and an Altered Bingo Card. Feedback always appreciated:).



Monday, April 25, 2011

Delightfully random!

Im all beaded out for the moment and have found another craft to delve into: ATC's. Artist Trading Cards are little 2.5" x 3.5" pieces of art made by any medium. Ive also joined swapbot.com and are having lots of fun swapping crafts supplies as well as ATC's.
Ill be adding ATC-related links to the list. If you have any good links, please suggest :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Where to find inspiration?

Beader's block? Never again! Mostly my problem isnt to find something to bead but to choose between the abundance of ideas I have. So when searching for images its important to have a theme in mind to help focusing.
If searching for video game sprites there are several sites with good archives; the most known is http://www.spriters-resource.com/ where there are regular updates. In my links list you can find more sprite sites.
I also like to see finished projects - those I find on flikr, deviantart and http://www.pixelgasm-forum.com/. Pixelgasm is a great place for inspiration, tutorials, supply advice etc.
If youre looking for something to do with/for your kids PerlerBeads site has plenty of good projects - I especially like the 3D ones. Hama's site is still rather new but has a few patterns.
If you like to make photos/images into beads (using perler or photo pearls) Ive found a lot of interesting images on deviantart.
And remember when searching that cross stitch patterns can be beaded very easily too!! Besides sprites  patterns Ive been inspired by the Prairie Schooler Patterns.
Do you have a good site where you find inspiration? Id love to put it up here then :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Harry Potter and Co

Im doing a series of Harry Potter characters at the moment - after modified cross stitch patterns - and I could use some help.



Im working on some small additions someone inspired me to; giving each character a personal item to hold :D Some I will do in mini beads others in other materials. If you have input that would be nice; I cant quite decide what to choose for them all...

Harry: snitch? Hedwig? broomstick?

Hermione: book (Hogwarts a history)

Ron: rat? broken wand? broomstick? deluminator?

Ginny: Arnold, the purple pygmy puff

Neville: Trevor, the toad

Luna: The Quibbler

Draco: stack of coins? dark mark?

Fleur: mirror? heart? shell?

Snape: potion bottle

Dumbledore: pair of socks

McGonagall: cat? stack of books? scroll?

Hagrid: pink umbrella

Mrs Weasley: knitting needles and yarn

Mr Weasley: plug



Hit by the Bead Disease

An innocent google search - for what I dont remember - took me to PerlerBeads site where I found some 3D fuse bead projects. Now growing up in Denmark I have of course played with fuse beads as Hama is a Danish company - but to make something in 3D was completely new.
Then I went back to google to search for patterns and kept getting refered to pixelgasm-forum.com - I joined and... the Bead Disease had me in its grip!!!
I want this blog to be a place where I gather all the things I use for my beadmania; photos of my projects, pattern programmes, useful links, inspiration... - so others can use them as well.
Comments and questions are very welcome :)