Thursday, September 25, 2008

peacock complete

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The finishing off was easy!

I added some recycled buttons and beads for the eyes, then threaded some beads onto garden wire to make up the head feathers. Next was a little bit of embroidered detail to the beak...

And time to add the hooks

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18 comments:

Iggle Piggle (aka Jacqui) said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!!!!!!!
It looks AMAZING, You are so very clever. I'm so sure happy peacock is going to love this and have it on display at all times. Did you have to weight it?

Aimee said...

Oh, my glorious, goodness, gracious!! This simply reeks of fabulosity!!! I am without additional words. WOW.

sue said...

It does look amazing. You are so inspirational in the creatures that you create.

Oh2122 said...

Ah! That is a total HOOT!

I love it!

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

Wow. So awesome.

I must admit, looking at yesterday's post I thought, eh... Not as cool as I thought it would be. I forgot how important the right finishing details are in order to really make something work. And this WORKS!! Beautiful job!

J. Lange said...

That's such a cute peacock. ^_^ Good job!

laughing purple goldfish said...

jacqui - thanks... I do hope she gets a kick out of it... and at least I know I'm not sending her something she already has one of! I did end up weighting it... not ABSOLUTELY necessary, but gave it some extra stability... I used some glass marbles

aimee - lol! what a fabulous response! thanks :)

sue - thanks... I'm having so much fun with my craft these days

oh2122 - much appreciated

lauria - those were my thoughts yesterday too... I looked at the photos and I was thinking HOW EMBARRASSING, this wasn't what I imagined! you're correct, those finishing details make all the difference...

j.lange - thanks... I've never seen a peacock quite like him before... actually, I was thinking you could easily make an ECHIDNA version too... the possibilities are endless

Emily said...

I was having trouble wrapping my mind around it when it was just he backside but - wow - that turned out amazing! The embellishments are fantastic.

MJ said...

This is gorgeous! I'm amazed.

Karen said...

Yay!! His tail is most 'expressive' and functional. I think one of the eyes winked at me when I was admiring him...

Sam said...

Wow, he's fabulous! Love it.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Absolutely fantastic! Great job. You are an inspiration to all crocheters.

Adrienne said...

You are so absolutely clever !!!
With your wonderful creativety.
I love popping in to see what fantastic new creation you have come up with each day.
What a handsome peacock!!! and so useful too.

Swirlyarts said...

I love this and have been watching it progress - and I've featured it on Cuteable today :)

http://cuteable.com/

Stramenda said...

Wow, your creativity totally amazes me !!

happypeacock said...

He arrived in the mail today.

I am way beyond thrilled.

He now has pride of place in my sewing room!!!

Thank you!

laughing purple goldfish said...

thanks to everyone for your words of encouragement...

happypeacock - I'm so glad he arrived safely for you, and that you have put him to good use already :)

Anonymous said...

it's awesome but i think a porcupine might be a little more appropriate