Past Projects: Angel of Sorrow

Here’s a soft sculpture I’ve made that is a great example of how over-the-top I am when it comes to beading. I designed and developed the pattern for Angel of Sorrow myself. It took several prototypes to get to a horse shape that I really liked, but it was worth the effort.

Angel of Sorrow by Kit Dunsmore
Angel of Sorrow by Kit Dunsmore

I originally planned for this piece to stand on its own, so I included an armature (wire in the legs). Unfortunately, the wire I chose was much too weak to support the weight of the finished product. I didn’t realize how many beads I was going to be putting on this or how heavy they would be.

Angel of Sorrow by Kit Dunsmore
Angel of Sorrow by Kit Dunsmore

Fortunately, the wings were always part of the design, so hanging it for display made perfect sense. I still wish I’d gotten the armature right, but I love how this turned out.

Angel of Sorrow (detail) by Kit Dunsmore
Angel of Sorrow (detail) by Kit Dunsmore

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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