Jan M
Jan M
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  • Toledo, OR

My pictures are of my Beaded Gourds


I cover the entire gourd with beeswax the build up certain areas with the wax then sculpt it into the figures that I will be creating. I then Bead the entire gourd or sometimes ostrich shells from bottom to top with 13/0 beads. These beads are picked up with a pin and then pushed into the wax one bead at a time.
The African Rose took me 2 1/2 years to complete.

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1 question
  • Andrea R
    on Feb 2, 2016

    Is the wax hard enough to withstand the occasional bump or drop accident without smushing flat? Do you have to keep them air conditioned or refrigerated in the summertime?

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  • Geraldine Green
    on Nov 20, 2015

    WOW this outstanding, I have never seen anything like it. This is a true work of art!!!!!

  • Wanda Stivison
    on Sep 27, 2016

    MY goodness!!! I can't imagine the patience as well as making my eyes go together. My luck they would have discontinued the beads I figured I would have run out of 2 years later! I bow down to such dedication and talent!

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