Just Keep Beading…

Part of the reason for the lack of blog posts lately is the fact that most of my time lately has been taken up by the making of my Dixie Cousins costume which needs to be completed by February 24th when my dream of meeting Bruce Campbell will come true! Additionally, it’s a costume I’ve always wanted to make…I mean, come on, just look at it!

Dixie’s debut costume is a beautiful red and gold concoction that features triangles of gold glass bugle beads along the bust, edge of skirt as well as arm drapes.  I checked out the aisles of trim at the country’s largest fabric store (thankfully located right here in Portland, Oregon!), Fabric Depot, in search of what I needed, only to come up empty.  There wasn’t anything remotely close to what I needed. So, here I am, hand beading my own triangles…

When all is said and done, I approximate that just over 8,000 beads will be on the costume.  Call me dedicated, obsessed or just plain crazy. It’s okay. It’s certainly a labor of love, that’s for sure. I can’t wait to show it off when it’s all done!

17 thoughts on “Just Keep Beading…

  1. Oh Janey, you are doing such a tremendously wonderful job! Your costume looks gorgeous and I just know this is is going to be a show-stopping work of art when it’s complete.

    Cheering your hard work on to no end!
    ♥ Jessica

  2. It is looking amazing, I can’t wait to see the end result. If I lived nearby I would offered to pop over and do a few hours of beading for you…we could have a nice ‘stitch n bitch’ alas I live so far away…keep up the great work, take-heart in the knowledge that you’ve come so far already. xx Shauna

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