I am so busy designing my own patterns, that I haven't had time to work on projects for myself in a long while. I made this teddy bear for my niece who is about to turn 11. She loves these little beady friends, has a whole collection that I have made over the years.
She isn't a teddy bear fan, but thought this was cute. Maybe I will find time to make at least one more animal before her birthday. Still have two others of these patterns still haven't made. (and more available.)
3D Patterns Here by Ruth Kiel
This little gal took 3 1/2 hours to make. I ran into a couple brain halts, and had to figure things out, and adapt, etc, as the pattern is designed for regular seed beads not delicas. Also somehow ended up beading things in reverse, but it worked out anyway.
She is very tiny. All of 1 inch tall. About the same size of a Hershey kiss.
I highly recommend these patterns. They are certainly different than the norm. I've always enjoyed making them. And they help you create tiny little heirloom treasures that will last, I hope, through the generations. :)
6-9 (next day) Added picture of a donkey I finished. So now I have two little animals to give my niece for her b-day. Yipee! The donkey took about 3 hours as well. Donkey is about an inch tall as well.