Pattern from this book.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
I didn't choose the best background color for this keychain, so the lizard motif is barely visible. It's a little better with the light from behind, but without flash the picture became a bit blurry. Pattern from this book.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
"Beautiful natural beaded animals"
By Torsten Becker, published in 2006
Available on Amazon
I believe this is Becker's first beading book, and I think that shows in some of the animals. I'm not saying that some patterns are poor, but the animals in his latest book (from 2008) are a bit more developed, and in general more exotic and unusual.
The patterns are collected in a removable booklet stapled in the middle of the book, and all the patterns are colored. Some of them are:
Spider & web
Dinosaurs (Stegosaurus & Tyrannosaurus)
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Modified the colors a bit and changed the feet to make it more like a parrot, with two toes pointing forward and two pointing back. Pattern from this book.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Not really sure if this is a hamster or a guinea pig. The book says guinea pig, but I think it looks more like a hamster, so that's what I'll call it :) Pattern from this book.
Friday, January 29, 2010
"Tiny beaded animals"
By Marie-Claude Burel, published in 2005
No longer available
My copy of this book is a downloaded version (shame on me!), because the original became unavailable just this Christmas. I had it in my Amazon shopping cart, but when I finally could afford it, it was gone :( If it ever becomes available again I'll definitely buy it.
Like the other book by the same author the layout is very practical, with the pattern/chart on the same side as pictures of the animal. The animals are presented with scientific names and a few facts, and they are sorted by class/type, like reptiles & amphibians, birds, rodents, insecteaters, etc.
Contains 30 patterns, some of which include:
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The scarab is the blue beetle to the right. Shown here with a ladybug and an ant, because this is the only picture I took before giving the scarab away to a friend. Based on the ladybug pattern in this book.