|Gandalf Beaded Tapestry|
Oh wowie, gee, I never thought we'd get another post, let alone one of an entirely new creation! It's like Christmas!
So the Etsy Beadweavers team has a monthly challenge, and this month's theme was 'Lord of the Rings' since that's been one of my favorite books since I first read it back in fourth grade, I figured I had better make something lest the geek patrol appear on my door step and confiscate my collection of Munchkin cards.
This is...well, it's sort of Gandalf the Gray, but somewhat he's just a wizard wearing a gray cloak. It took a ridiculous number of different colors to create, and I can't decide if his skin is ethnic or just very tanned (and I wish I hadn't chosen the gold for his staff), but overall I'm pretty pleased with how he turned out.
It's all my design, begun from a simple gray triangle (like you couldn't have guessed that one), and decorated from there. The background actually gave me more difficulty than the wizard himself, which is odd because you'd think 'space' was easier than 'person,' but I guess not.
I also realized today that the 'signature' pattern bit that I so painstakingly created awhile back, I then forgot to include on this guy, dammit. And it would have been easy enough to stick in the background. Ah well. So it goes.