Friday, 23 March 2012

Fools Gold 2 Round Robin - Kerry's beetle is finished

He's totally made of real gold work supplies, I just couldn't do him justice using cheaper products, and the lady he will belong to deserves the best.  He's 3 inches long and 1 1/2 inch wide, so he's quiet large, he will be the main feature of the block. I'm also wanting to add a large flower on the white section to complement him, an Australian Waratah was what I had in mind.  I will have to cover him carefully so that he's stays crisp for his long journey home.
Here are some close ups of Kerry's Royal Beetle.



Arlene

30 comments:

Annette said...

He is gorgeous, well done. Hope you're feeling better.
hugs

Cathy said...

Wow, Arlene! That's one beetle I wouldn't mind in the house! How gorgeous.

Arlene White said...

Thank you Cathy and Annette,
he was a labor of love, he took several hours to make, but well worth it. And Yes Annette, I'm feeling better, my back doesn't hurt as much today. Arlene

Anonymous said...

I am in awe. What a beautiful beetle! Beryl

Chef Tiger said...

WOW WOW WOW.... makes me wanna join a stumpwork RR just in the hopes of having one on my block... he's gorgeous... I've not gotten the stumpwork bug YET but that beetle just might give me the bite! LOL

Shari said...

Next long trip is to Canada to see Kerry and steal this beetle! Of course she could just send it to me and save me the gas expense, lol. WOW! You have outdone yourself my dear friend. Well done, very well done. Hugs, S

crazyQstitcher said...

So beautiful.

Leanne said...

Wow arlene you've out done yourself.

Elizabeth Braun said...

He's very impressive! Hope he survives all his upcoming journeys in good shape.=)

Juli said...

That beetle turned out lovely! I never thought I'd be saying that about a beetle.

Anonymous said...

A very beautiful beetle. Congratulations!

Axa said...

The gold beedle is wonderful Arlene, I love it! Thank you for sharing!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Arlene - I am speechless! His Magnificence the Beetle is a work of art and I can't wait to see him in person! THANK YOU!!

liniecat said...

Stunning!

Connie said...

This is gorgeous. Wonderful. (-;

gocrazywithme said...

Oh, Arlene, he's just gorgeous! If all bugs looked like that, we'd all be collecting them instead of stepping on them!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous!
Celeste

Cathy K said...

He is drop dead gorgeous! OMG. Kerry 'struck gold' on this one! Beautiful work, Arlene. Hugs, Cat K

Elmsley Rose said...

Absolutely beautifully done! I especially like the goldwork details at the rear of his body.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness Arlene! He is stunning! I know Kerry will just love him.

linnyt said...

Arlene, that beetle is breathtaking! How did you learn to do this type of work?

shawkl said...

Stupendous! I love your beetles, and this one is the bestest yet! Well done! Bravo!
Kathy

Suztats said...

Absolutely,gobsmacking gorgeous!!!

DIAN said...

That is fabulous Arlene. I am gobsmacked by the beauty. I don't think I have used that term before but it is all I can think of to express how beautiful this piece is.

Diane said...

Arlene, this is a Royal Beetle! You have outdone yourself, wonderful work. I admire your talent.

Anonymous said...

This is a so wonderful work !!! Gorgeous, marvelous, so chic !! I love it in fact and i'm still searching if I can find one in my country.. Maybe I need a new pair of glasses !!! Have a nice day. Froufrous
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Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Incredible work!

nancie said...

Really marvelous....good work...

Susan Elliott said...

Royal work indeed Arlene!!! This guy is a masterwork!!

Jeannette Smyth said...

girl, this is awesome. just caught it on the Embroiders' Guild of Victoria Facebook page. i am now a devotee, and you may consider you have a fan and friend in New Mexico.