Friday, December 7, 2012

The Beaded Body

Hi, everyone!

As a prelude to tomorrow's Featured Artist post about Karen Williams, I thought I'd share an awesome Kickstarter project with you.

This project is by Darcy Horn of The Jade Dog Designs, and it's one of the coolest Kickstarter projects I've seen. Darcy wants to cover a life-sized mannequin... in seed beads. Specifically, in freeform peyote and brick stitch. Her project is called The Beaded Body.

I know I keep my language clean on this blog, but isn't that totally badass????

(Beadwork by Darcy Horn.)

She's already started beading a miniature mannequin as a representation of what the finished piece will look like. It looks like she used a Barbie doll, which makes this doll hoarder very happy.

So if you're wondering what to get me for the holidays, I'd be thrilled if you'd back Darcy's project and consider that my present. ;) In case you missed the link before, here it is!

Thanks for stopping by! Tune in tomorrow for a post all about a freeform artist who works on a smaller scale, and who is equally awesome.

And of course, have a sequintastic day!


  1. Wow! How cool can't wait to see the reveal on that one

    1. Me too! It's going to be seriously epic. :)

  2. This project is huge and super badass! Beaders are a driven the best of ways :-)
    Looking forward to the lovely Karen's guest spot. She is one of my favorite people!

    1. A driven people. That's an awesome way to put it -- and totally true.

      Karen's one of my favorite people, too. She's on my list of Beaders I Must Meet In Real Life. :)

  3. This is a great project - and it takes beadwork to the level of artistry where it belongs, right alongside any of the fine arts. I'm a backer, mainly so I don't miss out on that reveal!

    1. Morwyn, yes, this is exactly what I was thinking, and I'm so excited about it for that very reason. I want Darcy to show the world what beads can really do!


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