Tuesday, January 12, 2010

FINALLY FINISHED




I was a member of Beaded Art Dolls when I started this doll. It was a challenge and buttons were to be used along with beads. I chose this Bendy doll form which is around 14 inches tall........bad choice as I never did get it finished in time for the competition. Anyway about 3 years later she is finished . I have spent hours here and there beading on her . I made her face from sculpy, painted it and then put a crackle finish on it. I think it gives it an aged look. Now that she is finished I think her weight went from a few ounces to 5 pounds with so many beads. I named her "Venus"....Godess of Beauty

26 comments:

Carla said...

You are fabulous Maggie and so is this doll.

Annmaree said...

She is beautiful, I love it

Jackie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, Venus is wonderful, Maggie. You have outdone yourself on this beauty. I just love her. What are you working on now? I love seeing all your fantastic creations -- from beads to quilts to felting to who knows what. You are one of the greatest.

Aubrey said...

How neat is that?!?!

Just visiting my fellow Welcomistas today!!

FredaB said...

I hate to think how many hours went into making Venus. She is great. I like the way you changed colors on front and back but they blended well.

Hugs

FredaB

Jackie said...

She is perfect Maggie. You do such gorgeous work.

God bless.

❦TattingChic said...

Wow, Maggie! That beadwork is beautiful! Venus is really something special! :)

Ann Flowers said...

Congratulations! Three years and you finished. What a accomplishment! She turned out fantastic. Wow, that is a lot of beading and it looks gorgeous!!

Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Cotton Picker said...

Maggie, what a magnificent work of art you have created. Just beautiful.

Dolores said...

She's beautiful. I am so glad you finally got her finished and showed her to us.

Ralonda said...

You did it, You did it, Yeah, yeah, yeah!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Maggie, How absolutely fantastic, gorgeous, beautiful, awesome doll you have beaded. Lovely Lovely work. I hope you are surviving our long winter. I just got my new computer up and running and just post some pics of our winter wonderland. You will not believe how much snow we have. Hugs Judy

Gammie said...

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie....how gorgeous. It has such a beautiful well thought out design. I adore it. Congrats on finally finishing. I think I have known you the whole time you were working on her. Did you have to take time off to make Tammy that snow wand? It seems like she has been using it an awful lot this year, doesn't it?

Hugs,

Jeanne

Micki said...

That is incredible Maggie...great job!
Micki

Pam said...

Venus us lovely. All your work has paid off in a lovely doll.

quiltcrazygal said...

Love her she is wonderful! Such talent you are fabulous! Jenna Louise

NEEDLEWINGS said...

OMG, she is fabulous beyond words!!! I have no clue about beading, but I bet it really does take some time to do. Just remember, I am your bestest friend. lol

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

fantastic miss maggie
she's wonderful and good for you for finishing her!!!
i know how big that one is- i have one that i used as a round robin-not totally beaded which is fine with me i did not expect the form to be so BIG and i appreciate the work that was done on her
enjoy your day
x's & o's

Mary S said...

G'day Maggie, shes finished at last...great job i have to say, she is just beautiful.
Love your falling stars on your blog too :-)

My name is CINDY...... said...

Wow this is great!! I had to laugh about her weight. I think everyone has a project that goes on and on.... sometimes they that's a good thing cos they just get better and better.

Mrs Moen said...

Venus is just perfect! Wow!

prashant said...

She is beautiful, I love it

Work from home India

purplepaint said...

Oh Maggie, she is gorgeous!!! What a lot of beads ~ it is so time consuming but oh so beautiful!!!

Pollen Blossom said...

these are amazing!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh my goodness Maggie, your Venus is absolutely STUNNING!!! Oh, I am just in awe of all of the intricate beading you have done and her face is just beautiful!!! She truly is the most beautiful doll I have ever seen!!! You do such gorgeous work Maggie!!
Love & Hugs, Carol Anne

artymess said...

Hi Maggie I love this doll she is fabulous........I love your quote Life's too short wear sequins .....I couldn't agree more he he ............Lorna