Monday, November 29, 2010

Mischief Managed!

I've been meaning to do a Harry Potter themed-set since forever but I finally hunkered down this week and nailed one down in between working on custom orders.
I think................I like it. lol
Took a couple tries on everything (except the 'house colors' stripey beads) to tweak the details - Hermione's hair in particular was a humdinger to work around the bead hole nicely. But I think it has all the important bits, right?

The husband thinks they look rather glum but, ummm, he did see the same movie I did, right? To say this last movie is glum is an understatement! (The words bleak, depressing, oppressive, and downright morose also come to mind............GOD I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT AGAIN THIS WEEK!!! lol)

I'll have a set up for sale sooner vs. later - I just want to work up another one to really get a sense if 1) I want to make any additional changes and 2) how much time it takes to do it all in one bit for pricing. I'm not sure I'll include the Deathly Hallows symbol though? Yay or nay on that? It adds to the price (which won't be too cheap because these are tricky to  make) and I'm not sure it's really needed. All the other beads cover ALL of the movies/books, while that one is particular to just one bit. Oh well. We'll see how I feel when I come to it. :)

Hope everything had a nice Thanksgiving weekend and/or just a nice weekend in general! Our weekend was full of work, work and more work but the holiday itself was blissfully quiet AND lazy. It was quite nice! I didn't burn the house down or anything making dinner so that's good too. lol 
I definitely didn't overeat at all but I did eat 2523623512341234234123 more carb grams than I've been used to of late. Oof. HELLO BLOATY  McBLOATerton. Not loving that. Back to low carbing............right after we have pizza for dinner tonight. lol (What can I say? We ran out of leftovers already and I wasn't mentally prepared yet for cooking dinner again.)

15 comments:

Pumpkin said...

SO COOL! Boy, they look like a lot of work. I say the beads on the ribbon would be enough for me :o) JMHO though.

staci said...

OMGosh! Those beads are AWESOME! You are so talented! I'm a huge HP fan...I liked HP#7 part 1, but it wasn't my favorite of the series so far (I think I'm the only person with that opinion!)

Margaret said...

Oh nice! I love the set! Don't think the extra bead is necessary, but it's up to you in the end.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You are so talented!!!

ViviBijoux said...

Even though I'm not a HP fan, I must say these beads look fantastic!! how cool is that, I'm sure you're going to have a few custom orders soon ^_^ Virginie

KarenV said...

You are so clever, they're wonderful!

gracie said...

Your beads are fantastic!

Carol said...

Amazing, Melanie!! Your talent in making such tiny (and very recognizable!) beads really amazes me...

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Now those are some awesome looking beads my friend..great job! Whichever way to decide to go, they're gonna be a big seller I bet!

Terri

Pretty Things said...

OMG. Those rock out loud.

TWENTY POINTS FOR GRYFINNDOR!

natalie said...

Um, yeah, what Pretty Things said! Those are freakin' awesome! You're a ninja beadwerker!

Leslie said...

omg girl.. those beads are amazing. I think that I 19 yr old would love them!!!!!!!

I've eaten my share of crap too.. and my waist is feeling it.

Siobhan said...

Those are SO cool!!

Roberta said...

Wow Melanie, what a great job you did with these beads. I love what you do with the glass. I do a bit of beading, but haven't tried using the glass beads - may have to try it sometime in 2011.

Julie said...

COOL beads, they are amazing, you are so talented!