Thursday, April 07, 2016

South Seas Mermaid post #10 - finish!

Ahh, all the beads are finally in, and South Seas Mermaid is complete!





And some beading closeups!




Yeah, definitely glad I didn't attempt this on Belfast!

And my usual bit of info!

fabric: 
Crafty Kitten - Sunset Garden (Cashel/28ct)

Changed all blended threads to single DMC colors:
167/676 becomes 729
335/3860 becomes 316
356/758 becomes 3778
772/927 becomes 524
3607/3609 becomes 3608
3609/3860 becomes 223

I also changed 844 (black triangle) to different colors depending on the area stitched:
469 in the seaweed
3768 in the tail and green/pale fins
(kept as 844 in the back/pink fins)

Aside from that, my only other changes were doing the skin over-one and the usual recharting to smooth out the transitions between the skin colors. Oh, and a few small bead substitutions, like I didn't want any of the yellow-green beads in her hair, so I replaced them with other bead colors that were already used in her hair. Basic stuff like that. :)

All in all, a pleasure to stitch and bead! Loved every moment. :)

17 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! Thanks for all the close-ups too. There really are so many beads in this one. I love the mixture of sizes of beads in the plants.
    Your changes are great too. She will look great on your wall.

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  2. Congratulations! She looks stunning. There's just so much bling!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Your stitching is amazing.

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  4. She's beautiful! I love the changes you made to her skin, it looks incredible.

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  5. Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! She is amazing! I love everything about her. The beading is phenomenal and in such beautiful colours. You're not giving her away by any chance are you??!!!! :)

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    1. Not giving away the finished piece, but I want to pass the chart on to someone else. Would you be interested? :)

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  6. Wow!! She is gorgeous !! :) Great job!! You did the bead parts of stitching so beautifully.

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  7. Oh wow, she is GORGEOUS! Congrats on the finish!

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  8. Beautiful! I am convinced that you have a wall of framed designs by Mirabilia in your home!

    Your beading is lovely!

    Are you planning on starting another one of her designs?

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    1. I would love to have a Mira wall! I think I have about 4 or 5 designs framed and up, but there's at least that many more waiting to be framed. :3

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  9. Very nice! She is really pretty.

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  10. She's beautiful and I love the changes you made! Congratulations on the finish1

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  11. Wow, she looks amazing =) All those beads look so lovely, the different types and sizes create a stunning effect =) Congratulations on finishing her! =)

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  12. Congratulations!!! She is spectacular!!

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