Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fish are Friends Reveal and Blog Hop

Gosh - I had fun with this one!!!

I first saw this little fish a few weeks ago, on Shirley's blog, and made a mental note to myself that I'd have to get that tutorial and give it a try.  It sat in my 'cart' for a while and finally I bought it.  Then this past week, Karen, the designer of this tute contacted me to see if I wanted to be a part of the hop!  So I put the projects on my trays away and put this fish on the top!

So glad I did!!!

Karen's directions are fantastic, and this fish will whip up in just a couple hours.  Seriously - if I'd had more time before knowing about this challenge, I can't imagine how many more I would have made!  There will definitely be more of these in my future and I can't wait to try more color combinations, bead variations and core variations!!!

I first did a "large" fish.  I liked it so much at this stage, I practically wanted to stop. *I want to note here, that I didn't have any of the correct oval flat beads for this projects.  I improvised with a flat-ish bead, and also added a couple of 6/0 beads in the narrower part of the body.  It wasn't ideal, but for my first try, I was still enjoying the shape. 

I kept going, but again, I liked the shape I didn't really want to cover it up with the side fins! LOL!

Next up was a "small" fish.  This time I used some felt glued together for the core.

Love, love, love this little guy!!!


If you like little fish, and want to learn more about creating with Right-Angle-Weave - you should give this a try.  Be mindful of the core bead - if you don't have the flat ovals, you will want to be sure you have some felt or something to use in place (as Karen suggest in her directions, I was glad to have some on hand!)

I am looking forward to seeing all the participants' fish!  One thing I'm especially curious about is to see if/how everyone is planning on wearing the fish.  I added a beaded loop to one of the dorsal fins of the pink fish, but I think I will add a jump ring somewhere on the green fish!

Check out the other participants here!







14 comments:

  1. Love your fish! This looks like it was a fun hop!

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  2. Your colors remind me of the seashore, and the gold accents are the perfect finishing touch for these fun shapes. They'd be perfect worn on a simple chain (or as dangles on your summer bag.)

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  3. Those came out so great! I wish I had the patience for seed bead work.

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  4. well done! both are great, and your RAW stitch looks perfect! those are some nice look'n fish!

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  5. Amy, I am so glad you joined in! Like you, I often find myself wanting to stop right after I get the tail and body together. It's such an elegant shape.

    Your two remind me of the tiny, brightly colored fish I used to admire so at the local pet store. And I have to agree with the earlier comment - your colors really do remind me of the seashore.

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  6. What awesome fish. I love the colors and the gold accents are fabulous. They look so regal. :)

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  7. Girl! I'm so loving your variations, and those are great colors! I do like how your bead gave the first one a definite shape, and I think I'm going to try the felt on my next one. Or the one after that....they are so very addictive. :)

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  8. Very nice. Great shapes and colors.

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  9. Very nice. Great shapes and colors.

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  10. Great fish, Amy! I love them both -- but especially the blue one with the awesome eyes. What's really cool is how everyone personified them. Wonderful work, Amy!

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  11. Just love your fish and the color pallet you chose. I have to say I am enjoying everyone's variations. Your colors are so serene.

    I did not even try to stuff mine with a core bead. I used saran. I have heard of using felt- it was a success for you, maybe on one of my future projects I will give it a try.

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  12. These are great! I am esp smitten with the green one :-)
    I have the tutorial, but have only half done. I need to practice my increase adn decrease RAW a bit. But Karen makes the best tutorials!

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  13. Hi Amy,
    I am back from Florida and just now getting around to the blog hop. I love your fish they both have such unique personalities and the colors are gorgeous. I was going to make more and make a mobile out of them, but did not get around to making more than one. I think I will make it into a pendant.
    Therese

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