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                                  Beaded picture of a dog on red and purple heart shaped leather barrette.

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A customer was seeking a unique gift for a good friend of theirs.  She ran across my site and sent me a request and asked if would be able to create a barrette she had envisioned.  I replied that although there were many computerized programs being used by beadwork artists these days that converted photo's into beadwork programs, I WAS NOT one of those artists that used them.  I still did beadwork patterns the hard way, by hand, filling in small circles on my own custom deigned graph paper, with colored pencils, and that if she sent me a photo, I would see what I could come up with.

She replied that she had read in my Bio that I still made my patterns the old fashioned way that she was asking me if I could create this special gift.  She sent me a photograph of her good friends cherished companion, a gorgeous dog named "Kody".  Her requests were that since her friends favorite colors were red and purple, she (the customer) was thinking perhaps 'Kody' could be inside or surrounded by red and purple hearts.  Her friend also had very thick and long hair, so the barrette should ideally be about 5 inches wide.

As some of you already know, I enjoy the creative processes in a good challenge, so I told the customer to send me the picture and I'd see what I could come up with.  The above photo's are the finished product that the customer was extremely pleased with, her comments about my beaded depiction of "Kody" was, "It looks exactly like the picture!!".

"Kody" himself is weaved in flat vertical peyote using size 15/0 glass Japanese Hex beads.  He is mounted on genuine pigskin suede leather of red and purple hearts.  The backing is also genuine pigskin suede leather.

This is a ONE-OF-A-KIND Creation.  However, it is an example of what I can do for any kind of custom order specialized gift, so if you are wanting that special one-of-a-kind creation, just contact Sunshine for your custom order needs.

Customer comments: "She absolutely loved it! She was so astounded at how much it looked like Kody. Her husband was away on her birthday, so he saw the first time on your website, and he remarked how much it looked like him, too!

I thank you again from the bottom of my heart for helping me do my little part make my best buddy's birthday special.  Maybe I will be able to send u a picture soon."


Item #Kody Barrette

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