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Beading Serenity, Day 7

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After an extremely frustrating session of fumbling, mistakes, and general brainlessness, I finally made some progress on my massive fannish project today. I might have the beadwork done in time to baste this sucker onto the back of my denim jacket to wear to the opening next Friday.





The gaps are where I need some partial rows to make up for irregularities in bead sizes. If it looks a little, um, oblongish, it is. *mutters imprecations at unreliable beadwork software*

I may have to do some fast faking with the remaining pattern to minimize the effect.



The Serenity Coat, however, is going to take me till the London convention (mid-November) to finish. It has morphed in concept from Mal to Inara--from brown leather to silk and velvet.





If you look closely, you can make out the beadwork hidden in there.

So. What do you think so far?

Comments

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gatezilla
Sep. 25th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
Wow. I love the beadwork, and the colors for the coat are just gorgeous. You are so creative!
emeraldsedai
Sep. 25th, 2005 04:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! There's a huge gulf between buying bits of pretty, pretty fabric and actually making something wearable. We'll see how it goes.
gatezilla
Sep. 25th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
Well, you've made a pretty good start to leaping that gulf! I wish I had your attention to detail and patience - I have about six half-finished cross-stitch projects that can attest to my lack of both!
emeraldsedai
Sep. 25th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
UFOs: the bane of every creative person's existence.

Great icon, by the way!
gatezilla
Sep. 26th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
Thank you!
kelly_girl
Sep. 25th, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
I love that beadwork. It's so pretty. It shows that you're working on something you love.
emeraldsedai
Sep. 25th, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
I do sort of love Serenity. Beyond what's reasonable. Especially for a movie.

Weird thing, fandom, eh?
kelly_girl
Sep. 25th, 2005 04:49 am (UTC)
It is a weird thing. I love that you've combined two things you love.
llaras
Sep. 25th, 2005 05:15 am (UTC)
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I can't wait to see it when it's done.
emeraldsedai
Sep. 25th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
Thanks! You and me both, man.

I'm really torn between making the coat to fit me, and making it for someone young and pretty.

Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.
llaras
Sep. 25th, 2005 06:21 am (UTC)
Oh shush.

You are neither old nor tough to look at. In fact, I think you are lovely, inside and out. I'm smart about this kinda stuff, so you can trust me.
emeraldsedai
Sep. 25th, 2005 06:41 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks, sweetie! That's real nice of you.

I'm thinking more of the prospect of having the coat photographed, however. Can't stand to see any sort of picture of any part of myself. But I'd like to see pictures of the coat at the con.

You see my dilemma.
llaras
Sep. 25th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I do understand. I saw some pics of me online from the Austin shindig and I was all, "eep".

But really, the main design will be on the back, yes? That may save you some anxiety. :-)
emeraldsedai
Sep. 25th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, because being photographed from behind is always better than seeing yourself from in front.

Nope, I'm thinking "pretty young woman" is my best solution.
llaras
Sep. 26th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
*smooches you anyways*
roxymissrose
Sep. 25th, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
Wow! you are so very very cool! I'm in awe!
emeraldsedai
Sep. 25th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
I've never heard patience described as one of the cool virtues, so...Cool! Thanks!
talitha78
Sep. 25th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
The coat with the beading is going to look absolutely amazing. Wow.
emeraldsedai
Sep. 25th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I sure hope you're right.

Your icon is gorgeous! I see "Zen Fen" icons around from time to time--what does it refer to?
talitha78
Sep. 25th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
lanning used to make them. I don't know if she still does. She called it icon therapy.
wedjateye
Sep. 25th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. And you sew as well? Too Damn Talented!
emeraldsedai
Sep. 25th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
Ah yes. I have many useful domestic virtues. Growing up extra tall, I had to learn to sew or else wear highwater pants.

I'm also pretty handy with a glue gun.
altariel
Sep. 26th, 2005 06:24 am (UTC)
Gorgeous!
emeraldsedai
Sep. 26th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)
Thanks! Now if I can just concentrate on the project long enough to see it across the finish line...
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emeraldsedai
Oct. 5th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Now I need to finish it. But this "frequent viewer" thing with Serenity has been eating up all my time...
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