to view my beaded miniature bears and other animals.
Visit my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/beadeddesignsbyidele
See my miniature beaded magician bear automaton in action at
I have created two more theme bracelets: Scaredy Cat and Betty Boop a Doop. I have also returned to making new designs of my miniature beaded bears.
I enjoy doing bead embroidery. It is fun to collect the objects for the bracelets and use them to create a one of a kind piece. The bracelets are worked on Ultra Suede. The beads are mostly size 11/0 with some larger 8/0 accent beads.
My magician bear is from a drawing I did about five years ago. I wanted to create movement in my beadwork by making an automaton bear that would actually have the magician pulling a rabbit out of his hat. My goal was to combine my love of automatons with my beadwork. The bear is one and a half inches high. He is worked in Peyote stitch with size 15/0 seed beads. You can see my bear doing his act at