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!
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17 comments on “Just Keep Beading…”
That’s amazing! I can’t wait to see the final costume.
Wow! That’s going to look amazing when it’s done – well worth the effort!
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!
This looks amazing – I can’t wait to see the finished result!!!
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
I think you can be dedicated, obsessed and a slight bit crazy, because it’s all totally AWESOME. I can’t wait to see how this turns out!
Waow!!!!!!! I’m sure it will be amazing, red velvet is always a gorgeous fabric and will all these beads, it’s just perfect!
Wow, that is so much work, but it’s going to be SO worth it!!! It’ll be an amazing couture costume; I can’t wait to see it!
Wow, you are dedicated and I can’t wait to see the finished costume!
Amazing, amazing, amazing. It will be so worth it!
SO fun! I can’t wait to see it when you are done. I wish that I had the talent and the patience to make such a beautiful costume!
You are the only person I know that could pull off Dixie Cousins!
Oh my gosh! I am so extremely flattered! Thank you! I hope I can live up to the role! Or at least impress Mr. Campbell!
It looks amazing!!! Very inspiring!
Wow! I admire your dedication, and I can’t wait to see the finished product. 🙂
You’re crazy…and I love it! This is going to be an amazing costume, I can’t wait to see it finished!
Your dedication is awesome! I’ve really enjoyed hearing about your costume, and I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished!