Saturday, June 22, 2019

BEADING HORSES - BEADING HATS

I know I don't update this Blog as much as I should.   I stay busy - But I now post on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/angelaswedberg/or my Facebook Art Page https://www.facebook.com/Angela-Swedberg-Bead-and-Quillwork-Artist-and-Native-Art-Restoration-112307472202407/?eid=ARAvIe_IlbZwhPsqknBBg_9m-M0q161yEZHPHvod5KQRtcXYdlvgVNgpJkfw1xX3_R14Uep9rESEJ-hX more.  You can find them via the links and follow if you like!  


I just finished this bag for a friend. It portrays their top notch and famous reining horses.  I love riding horses like this,  as they are fine tuned sports machines.   And beautiful to boot!   And using the bag is like carrying ones personal photo album.  






Getting a real photo of the bag,  without using a professional photographer is hard.  So here are the panels before I assembled it.  Beaded out of 13/0 cut beads,  along with 24 K gold cut beads on brain tanned hide.  I have made a few of these bags now.  Each one different.  And hope to do more in the future.  


And I just finished this hat last week.  Again,  beaded out of 13/0 cut beads and 13/0 24k gold Charlotte cut beads.  I also added some antique Czech glass nailhead spots. 


I  directly onto the hat.  It can be a bit tiring,  because you have to reach over the rim and not crush the opposite side.  So they are a little slower to do.  But they are a fun item as well. 


 More of these in the future,  as well as another horse project featuring another very famous horse.  Stay tuned :-) 

Angela 




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