Saturday, July 10, 2010
Getting very close to finishing the wolf piece I've been working on and pulling my hair out over. A couple more days and I'll post the done deal. Thank goodness, I'm really happy with it. This got me to thinking about all the wolves and coyotes I've done in the past. In the beginning of my bead career I didn't struggle with how to make the fur look right, it was more about just learning the technique. Many long hours of trying to get the beads to lay flat. (The best tip on that is don't crowd the beads. So tempting to try and fill in every space, don't try.) 37 years later and things have changed... Here are some pictures of my early work, I like this coyote vest and my young hands but I'm glad I've moved past the basics.