This is a Round Robin doll. 6 beaders (including myself) worked on this doll which had a "Flower Child" theme. I identified with the theme having grown up in the Flower Child era. I beaded her bell bottoms. Isn't she groovy??
Ok, I've jumped on the odd shaped bead bandwagon after resisting for a bit. Superduos, 2 hole lentils and seed beads are used in this pattern by Eileen Barker. Contact Beadhaven.com for a kit. I like the strong magnet and safety chain! I lost a bangle because it didn't have a chain.
I brought the Many Faces of Buddha head back from SE Asia. The head begged for a mixed media project. An recycled M&M dispenser was used for the body. Vintage jewelry, a small buddha and "arms" were attached to the body. It was finished off with Joss paper.
Mista Marbeauz makes me smile. He is a bead embroidered clown. The lampwork face is made by AZ artist, Laurie Greenberg. I beaded the sweater with Ndebele stitch, the pants in square stitch and the sox in peyote stitch.