Friday, January 9, 2009

Beaded Art Doll

Here is a project I have been working on for AGES!!!!
I belong to the Yahoo Group "Beaded Art Dolls" and we had a challenge to do a doll using buttons along with the beads.....Great.....I was NOT thinking straight when I chose to work on a 14 inch Bendi Doll(One that has wire inside for posing) I never did get it finished on time so I set it aside. I was having a problem with my eyes and blurry vision so could not bead much..Anyway after having cataract surgery I am now once again enjoying the beading.
I have a ways to go on her but am enjoying the process.
The face I used is one I made with clay, I painted it and then crackled the finish to make it have an aged look.

PS Sorry some pictures are blurry.... I tried a few times to get a clear ones but no luck..


Sharon said...

Oh Maggie, She is going to be beautiful. Keep taking pictures of your progress, please! You have so many projects. I have taken two weeks off to clean and organize my studio. :-( LOL Sharon

Cotton Picker said...

Hi Maggie:

Your doll is absolutely beautiful. What patience you have to do all that beading.

Carla said...

Maggie, she is so beautiful! I don't have that kind of patience.

Phyl said...

This doll is going to be gorgeous! And I MUST have you make me a couple of those beautiful crackled faces when you get time!The painted tiny eyelashes and blush and the sweet expression are SO pretty!Keep us posted of your button/bead progress on this big dolly!She's a winner!

June said...

Maggie this is going to be so worthwhile its already beautiful and what a lot of work. Keep us informed please /
Thanks for supporting my art freebies blog too
Hugs June xxx

Pat@MyTatteredElegance said...

Maggie~ your pictures are wonderful. I love all the beading work and the little face is gorgeous. Keep sending the pictures so we can follow your work.
So glad you have your good vision back.

purplepaint said...

Oh Maggie, this is just gorgeous!!! I can't imagine doing all that beading, that must have taken you forever!

Lorrie said...

Hi Maggie,

You have so much patience to do all that beading - wow!

About the PurlBee lacy wristwarmers - ssk means slip slip knit. If you go to you can find videos and tutorials to help you with a lot of stitches. That's what I did.

Best of luck with those pretty things.


*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi miss maggie
she's lovely!! nice to see you beading again:)
her face is so wonderful i love the crackle nice work!!
i used one of those 14 in bendi's for a RR i didn't realize how big she was so i told the girls not to bead her 100% thats too much to ask-so she has been sitting on a shelf just begging me to finish her...we have snow on the way for today and tomorrow!!!
7-12 inches yehaw!!
you know where i'll be :)
enjoy your day
x's & o's

Jackie said...

Maggie, I love her. She is absolutely gorgeous. You do such lovely work.

God bless.

The Lone Beader said...

I love bead art dolls! Yours will be so beautiful when it is finished! :)

Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I really appreciate it! :D

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hi Maggie, I am at work and I managed to visit your site finally. Your beaded doll is looking super. You do such lovely beading. Big Hug Judy in very wintery Michigan

Bella McBride said...

Wow Maggie! You do such amazing work! Well done!

Barb said...

Wow, that's an incredible amount of work..the doll is amazing. And I like the wrist warmers..I need some of those! Thanks for visiting my blog, have a great day.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely doll-making! Fabulous and very cool, indeed!

Reflections of life and art said...

great doll maggie, i finally finised my puzzle doll just a couple of months ago thing about artists...we always have projects waiting to be!

Cotton Picker said...

Hi Maggie:

I posted a picture of the lovely brooch you made for me on my blog today for all to see.



Maki said...

Wow! Your doll is sooo adorable!!

Thank you so much for supporting my big day past Wednesday (sorry it's taken me a while to say hello) - it meant a lot to me..

Please stay warm!!!


Laurie said...

Hi Maggie, thanks for visiting my blog, and the very helpful way to turn small pieces! Your doll is so pretty! Would love to see it when your done, beautiful work!!
Waving back from very snowy extrememly cold Ft. Gratiot!

EnglishCottageRose said...

I just have to say that this doll is beautiful, and I can't begin to imagine all the work that goes into this craft. Thankyou for the share. Please let me know where the link is to follow, I am sorry but I couldn't find it,Char

Terri's ThreadArt said...

This is stunning! The colors are so perfectly placed and beautiful!The face is breathtaking!

Linda said...

Your beaded doll is gorgeous!