Before I made my Sorrow Angel, I made this little beaded pony.
I love the pony’s chunky shape and stubborn feel of her stance. I made the body with machine-quilted fabric, then hand-stitched beads on over the quilting lines to get the flower design.
To give the static pose more energy, I used wire for the mane and tail.
The pipe cleaner armature was stiff enough to make my pony stand, but in the future I’ll use stiffer wire just to be sure. Beading can add a lot of weight to a piece.