Thursday, November 11, 2010

Get me the Head!

Before you all think I have gone completely over the edge, allow me to explain. The other day, one of my beady face book friends posted a link to Teresa Sullivan. Sullivan is an extraordinary bead artist with a vision unlike anything I have ever seen.

 I fell in love with her heads on the spot.

Also on the web site was a video of her creating one of her heads. I have watched it over and over until I think I understand most of it. I got out my trusty bead book and taught myself 3 drop tubular peyote stitch.  It was much easier than I thought it would be. I also learned how to make fringe. Eventually my head will be covered in dreadlocks.

I still can’t quite get the increases right for making chin and cheeks but I had a lot of fun making this. Plus I was home sick today with a horrid cold, so what else was I going to do?

Here he is so far.....
Promise not to laugh....well actually you can laugh. It is fun not to take it all so seriously.....
 

3 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

For a first, it's wonderful!

Robbie said...

He's so cool!! I'll have to check this out..what fun!! Although, I'm in the middle of making Christmas gifts so guess I'll leave the fun to you!!

Roberta said...

My grandson says he will make a great key chain! So that is what it will be! The dreadlocks are beginning to look more like a tarantula coming out of his head!