Lil' Lover is a COVID kid. Our pets have become such gifts during these trying times. Our dog, Bodhi Tiger, has been the light of our lives this year. Thank you Bodhi and the birdies, for being our besties, and thanks to all the animals who have comforted us during challenging times! You are all Little Lovers..
There are lots of fun beads and various materials on this pup. Lil' Lover even has two different colored old glass eyes! My biggest project to date created during COVID, this doggie is loaded with love and gratitude for keeping my mind on the gift of creativity. I went back in time and used the coral, pear-shaped pink beads as flower petals, something I used to do on my earliest beaded animals. Lil' Lover is sporting a beaded vest, trimmed in antique bead wrapped cord and including a repurposed zipper (Wegman). The process is mosaic.
-Antique glass "human" eyes
-Broken, repurposed resin dog form (China)
-Vintage bead wrapped cord (Africa)
-Vintage and contemporary glass beads and stones (Japan, Italy, Czech Republic)
-Vintage brass forms
-Swarovski flat backs (Austria)
-Cup chain (Czech Republic)
-Vintage pressed glass flowers and leaves
-Hand carved flowers (shell)