Sunday, May 25, 2008

Beaded Mask Challenge 2008




Well, I finally finished my mask for the challenge and mailed it off on Friday.  I have named her 'Starstruck' for obvious reasons.  It was a long process, at least I spent more time than I had originally wanted to.  But that is because I beaded the majority of it using  size 15's with a Boucle stitch.  I did most of the beading on some felt in separate pieces, then glued it to the mask and did a freeform style right angle weave to blend it together.  I'm happy with how she turned out.  I'm grateful for this opportunity to have been involved in this challenge,  especially since I didn't get the mask until the end of February.  It was a fun exercise in letting my muse get creative.  I loved it and hope you like it too!  I really look forward to seeing all 100 masks to see the different things people have come up with.  

9 comments:

GraceBeading said...

WOW, that is gorgeous! I've only seen a few from the challenge, but it seems every mask I have seen has been so different yet beautiful.

Wonderful beading!

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Wonderful -- you have done a fantastic job of beading on this mask. I love it.....

Barbara said...

Grace & Jackie,
Thanks for your nice responses to my mask. It was fun and I look forward to seeing all of them too.

Kiwi Ellen said...

Barbara that is fandamtastic!

birds and beads said...

Your mask is just georgeous! I love the texture of the face beads. Wonderfully creative piece.

Gammie said...

Barbara:

I have seen Celticat's mask, the beginning of Aryd'ell's and yours -
if they are trying to pick a winner, they will be hard pressed to do so. All three are so different, but amazing. Your mask is gorgeous and such a delight.

Jeanne

Noel said...

Barbara, I'm speachless.....I'm sitting her just shaking my head in awe.....it it drop dead gorgeous.......you did good!
The design is wonderful, the beading is wonderful....your a winner already!

Hugs,
Noel

E/less said...

OMYgod,,,,,,fantastic, just fantastic, you are so creative I cant believe it....

I wanta come back as BARB!!!!! lol

Gale said...

Truly amazing, Barbara! Your intuition serves you well and your creativity is awesome! Gale