Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Green Fly - post as you go

The fly is finished, apart from a few small adjustments. The wire I used for the legs is too flexible to hold the body up, so I need to devise a way of stabilising them. At the moment, I have pushed cocktail sticks into the holes in the beads used for the feet and that seems to work OK.

Here's the front view. The eyes are fabric covered buttons and wool wrapped plastic washers. The other features are made from beads.


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Here's the back view.
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Here are the two flies together. It doesn't look like it in the photographs, but the green fly is quite a bit bigger. The blue fly has a great deal more work in the making of it, because it was made for a metal thread assessment piece.












11 comments:

Sue B said...

oh my gosh these are too cool!

corina said...

I am not a big fun of the real ones, but yours are really specials!

Doreen G said...

These are fantastic you are very clever.
Oh and thank you for dropping by and giving me the link to the chicken scratch it was awesome.

StegArt said...

These are so great. Never thought I'd like a fly, but I like these.

Purple Missus said...

These look really amazing Kay.You are very clever. I'd love to see a set of them arranged in box frames like specimens.

Dianne said...

I LOVE them!! Best looking flys I've ever seen....

Nancilyn said...

Spectacular flies. I couldn't say which I like best, although I love the beaded hairiness on the green one. Will you be creating a swarm?
The toothpicks seem to be giving the stability you want. Have you considered coloring them -- felt pen, shoe polish, paint, cloth, beads?
P.S. I'll be billing you for a new keyboard since your comment about the tool shed sent my morning cuppa widely aspew!

Emmy said...

I fergot ot add a comment on the flies but I love them... so cool

Elizabeth said...

Your two flies are adorable--specially love the photo where they are face to face.

Micki said...

They turned out quite nicely, for flies. ;-)

MargaretR said...

I love your flies.