Before I made my Sorrow Angel, I made this little beaded pony.

Beaded pony by Kit Dunsmore
Beaded pony by Kit Dunsmore

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.

Beaded pony, detail, by Kit Dunsmore
Beaded pony, detail, by Kit Dunsmore

To give the static pose more energy, I used wire for the mane and tail.

Beaded pony, detail, by Kit Dunsmore
Beaded pony, detail, by Kit Dunsmore

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.

Beaded pony by Kit Dunsmore
Beaded pony by Kit Dunsmore

4 thoughts on “Past Projects: Beaded Pony”

    1. Thanks. Oddly, it doesn’t have a name. A lot of my projects have names before I even start, but this one never has. I think of it as a stubborn, feisty pony. Maybe I should call it Clarice.

    1. Wow am I flattered! To have anything I have made remind anyone even vaguely of Miyazaki’s work is just astonishing to me. Thanks so much!

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