Hello and welcome to my new and improved blog, The Crafty Duck. Some of you may remember my blog from quite some time ago. Unfortunately, I had some issues with my hosts data bases and lost everything. So, here I am starting off fresh.
I have been working on some fuse bead pieces recently for an upcoming local convention, AICON. I am hoping this piece, Link from Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time, will be a bit of a show stopper – that is if I don’t decide to keep it myself!
Usually I use software to create a pattern before I start beading, although this time even after manipulating various settings, I couldn’t get a result that I was happy with – plus I tend to find that most beading software programs do not have the full range of bead colours available in their pallets. So I have painstakingly beaded this one by eye from the original image, working out the colours as I went. Here are some progress shots of the piece.
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