On the other hand, this month I picked back up on a project that's been sitting on the back burner and finished it! Drum roll please! Hot off the presses (if you can't already guess from the pictures): I have just finished up the instructions for my Fancy Fish tutorial.
I designed and stitched my first fish back in 2008 and have been in love with the Possibilities ever since. It's such fun playing with color combinations, different tail and fins, even different ways of creating the eyes. So many fun little details and possibilities, the hardest part is deciding when enough is enough.
Last Spring, I started work on the tutorial, writing directions and creating most of the Illustrator diagrams. Then I got side tracked by other projects. Last month, I resuscitated the project and since February I've added several new fish to my happy little school as I tested and fine tuned the pattern.
Here are a few more pictures:
|My stripey fish|
|The Fish Conclave|
|A fish in the hand|
I've listed the pattern on Etsy, and will be adding kits early next week. This weekend will be crazy busy with the Destash Sale so I'll be doing my blog surfing and any other computer work come Monday (that includes mailing any PDF tutorials).
But just because I'm going to be delayed, doesn't mean you can't take a look at all the other Possibilities discovered by everyone else.
OMG!!!! These little fancy fish are AMAZING!!!! The detail, Karen, WOW!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE those fish!!!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic little fish! I love the variety you have come up with.ReplyDelete
Karen, those are awesome! I love them -- and all the possibilities. :)ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! These are adorable - so perfect and so unique! The possibilities truly are endless. Makes me wish I created with seed beads! But, since I dont't, I would set one on my desk and dream of the ocean and all the possibilities that lie within it's depths!ReplyDelete
OMG those are so cute Karen! I think I probably have to have that pattern....love the possibilities!ReplyDelete
Oh, wow! These are so nice and neatly made! - Michelle #8 this weekReplyDelete
These are so fabulous Karen! Congratulations and pulling up and powering through the project, that is beautiful dedication. I immediately thought of the shelf full of fighting fish at our local pet store. You've got to stick one in a bowl on the shelf in some water and see if anyone notices lol ok, well and grab a pic at least :)ReplyDelete
These are the most beautiful fish I've seen in beads! Your design almost tempts me to get out my beading needle and try peyote again...but I'll admire them from afar :-)ReplyDelete
wow! these lil fellas are incredible - such amazing detail and those colours *sigh* you should buy a fishtank, and just suspend them in it - it would make a fantastic art piece :)ReplyDelete
Those little fishes are absolutly adorable! I am not a seed beader..but these are tempting!ReplyDelete
I love, love, love the little fishies. I am so glad that you have a tutorial for them, cause I just have to make them. Oh yes my mind is whirlling with the possiblities for the little fancy fish.
Those fish are amazing! I wish I could see better and work with beads! Wonderful!ReplyDelete
Well I can see we will be having a lot of little fishes swimming around soon. Those are just TOO cute! Love post Karen!ReplyDelete
Karen, those are beautiful and so unique and colorful. You are amazingly talented with those tiny beads!ReplyDelete
THose fish are adorable! I bet you do well with your kits.ReplyDelete
I am so in awe of anyone who can work with such tiny beads. Your fish are so fun and gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Good luck with your move. I hope you are faster than I am. I hope you are as successful in getting rid of stuff as I was. What I really hope is that you find a fabulous place with just the right space and good light and just enough storage (too much storage and you begin accumulating again!)ReplyDelete
I love those fish.
What gorgeous fish!!! I am awed by the amount of tedious work it must take to make these. Congratulations on completing the project!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Karen, You have just contributed to my Beaders' ADD since I have to swim right over to your Etsy store for the pattern. Your fish are just a delight! Congrats on a terrific pattern!ReplyDelete
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Those fish are so sweet! And as I know, it's wonderful to take a single design and play with some of those amazing possibilities! Great that you finished your tut.ReplyDelete
OMG, these are too cute!!!ReplyDelete
Karen, oh my gosh!!! Those little fellas are so cute and so pretty. Your blue stripey guy is my favorite.ReplyDelete
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish -- new fish, cool fish!!ReplyDelete
ha! yes Bobbie ... one fish, two fish! Karen these are so much fun! I LOVE themReplyDelete
Wow! I just love those fish! I am always amazed at the detail and infinite possibilities that working with seed beads presents.ReplyDelete
Karen great way to see endless possibilities. Bravo for finishing your fish tutorial. They are so cute.ReplyDelete
Beutiful fish. Aren't you glad you got back to them and the endless possibilities of sharing it with others.ReplyDelete
They are so bright, happy and colorfulReplyDelete