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01 March 2011 @ 07:26 pm
I posted this over on dw_cosplay and someone suggested it might be of interest here as well, so hopefully that is the case;

I wanted to share something I made for a friend, it was her first Gally this year and she decided to crossplay Four. Since she was a bit nervous about it I decided it was the perfect opportunity to try out a project that had been kicking around my head for a bit and make her a beaded version of the Tom Baker scarf.

I used 15/0 Toho rounds, and had a heck of a time finding good color matches (the blue in particular I ended up lucking out with some random beads a friend gave me) which ended up meaning I used a combination of matte, metallic and transparent finishes. As it turns out that worked better by adding a little sparkle but not too much.

All in all I am pleased with the result, it took longer than I had anticipated (15-20 solid hours) and I had to cheat and join several sections which compromised the structural integrity of the end result, but I have a belt loom on the way so I can recreate the whole thing properly now that I know it works.

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the DoctorDonna Mourner: Doctor Who Adipose YAY! rdprice29 on March 2nd, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
I LOVE this so, so much!!!! Awesome!!
謝曠鋭 just_unlikely on March 2nd, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)


Monica rani23 on March 2nd, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
OMG. Amazing!!! Love it!!
Hats!: Ten - Time Lord Costume i_id on March 2nd, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
:o so pretty.
a veteran pseudo-fictioneer: doctor who: amy + vincent skalja on March 2nd, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)

I've actually thought about trying this but quailed at the idea of all those beads, so kudos to you. ;)
España Sheriff cmdrsuzdal on March 2nd, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Oh boy, it is a whole lot of teeny tiny beads, as I discovered each time I knocked a container over :)
Weirdo the Abhorrent jianna on March 2nd, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! I thought about knitting a mini-scarf like this, but I think your beaded version is so much classier.
Jenny Wildcat: Ten - Geeky jenny_wildcat on March 2nd, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
That is gorgeous! So much work - my hat's off to you.
Elizabeth: Doctor Time Lord B&W vivonelcarmelo on March 2nd, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
Fantastic idea! It looks great.
Kartos Dal'Avier: OH JESUS DID YOU SEE THAT? kartos on March 2nd, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
Are you planning on making more if you can find the right color beads? That is incredibly awesome!
España Sheriff cmdrsuzdal on March 2nd, 2011 07:56 am (UTC)
Artbeads.com is currently having a sale on the 15/0 beads, so yeah I've totally ordered a bunch of blues to see how they look :)
msredcrayon: Doctor - Fifth Gear Geek msredcrayon on March 2nd, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
Amazing! This is such a clever idea, and it looks absolutely beautiful. Kudos to your patience with the beading. :)
Charis M. Ellison: Doctor Who - Donna is brilliant charismitaine on March 2nd, 2011 05:54 am (UTC)
That's absolutely fantastic!
Doctor Who Fanatic molly_grue on March 2nd, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
That is so cool!
Mischa mischa_fiasco on March 2nd, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
You should etsy that. People would totally buy it.
España Sheriff cmdrsuzdal on March 2nd, 2011 07:58 am (UTC)
Aw thanks, I'm considering it.

I think I just really need to see if I can get a bit faster at it in order to be able to sell at a price that makes the work per hour worth it :)
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captain jessics harkness misskass on March 2nd, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
I am now very, very interested in trying this myself. Did you follow a pattern or just sort of make it up based on the scarf's design?
España Sheriff cmdrsuzdal on March 2nd, 2011 07:55 am (UTC)
Since my friend and her husband were doing City of Death crossplay I followed the pattern for Season 16/17 from doctorwhoscarf.com.

I decided on a width of 11 beads across (one for each Doctor) and based on that halved the numbers for each row to get proportions I liked for the bead size I'm using.
capemaynuts capemaynuts on March 2nd, 2011 08:18 am (UTC)
Really cool looking! How would it look in 11*s? 15s are so tiny. And do you do any other stitches then looming? I'm wondering how it would look in peyote stitch or maybe RAW. I have so many little piles of left over seed beads and Delicas. I think I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.
España Sheriff cmdrsuzdal on March 2nd, 2011 09:07 am (UTC)
Well, I chose the 15s specifically because I wanted the small size to emulate the look of knitting but I would imagine with 11s it would be fun to just keep the proportions the same and get something longer... hmmm. Do post if you end up making your own variant!

TBH, I don't really know much at all about using this type of beading, on or off-loom (this was my third project and perfect because it looks advanced but is mainly just time intensive).

I keep seeing peyote stitch patterns and they tempt and terrify me in equal measure. I can only guess (and google) what RAW might be.
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aoife: Doctor Who: Five - silly coat failte_aoife on March 2nd, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
This is just awesome!
Patelyne Trillian Alemp: rose - smile mrsalemp on March 2nd, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! This looks amazing, well done!
(Anonymous) on March 2nd, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! Who would have guessed that delicate, feminine and 4 could be so right!
darkly_ironic: 10/Rose with TARDIS darkly_ironic on March 2nd, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
That is amazing! :D
Here I am, a rabbit-hearted girl.: dw - eleven and tardis dianadisaster on March 3rd, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
I love this! Such a clever idea, and looks so great in execution!
sdlibrarian: kiss sdlibrarian on March 3rd, 2011 05:35 am (UTC)
very cool!! My son does beading, so I will show him this.
peety peety on March 3rd, 2011 09:29 am (UTC)
What a great idea! It's a sly nod to The Scarf while looking like a unique piece of jewelry.
Alouzon: DW Four FTW by stunt_muppet alouzon on March 3rd, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
Is this right angle weave?
España Sheriff cmdrsuzdal on March 7th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
It's a loom stitch as described here; http://www.beadlooms.com/basic.html
ari acertainflower on March 3rd, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
Love this, fantastic! : )
Pam: NoWay martinsnewteeth on March 6th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)