Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In all his hideous glory!

Yes, at long last, Cthulhu is complete! I stitched the last beads on early this afternoon, clipped all the stray threads, and basked in the afterglow of the largest, most involved project I've ever done. Just look at that malevolent glare!
All those beads! He's surprisingly heavy now -- I'd estimate he has at least 50 grams of seed beads stitched down to his body.
His back is only lightly embellished, and good thing, too. The closer I got to his head, the harder it was to manipulate the needle, and I managed to snap another one! His dorsal ridge is accented with the same bugle beads that outline the veins of his wings.

I'm really proud of myself for completing this. Yes, I had to scale back from my original plan, and yes, there are some goofs, and yes, I may go back someday and add more beads, but... I beaded Cthulhu! And completed him on time! And only lost 1d100 sanity points in the process.


  1. Gorgeous! I've been following the effort with great anticipation. Wonderful job. And not too shabby on the sanity point loss :-)

  2. AJ, he's fantastic. you will win *no* Ugly beading contest with such a Gorgeous piece! bask, anyway, though, you amazing beader, you!

  3. Blogger is still being rude.

    He looks great! I don't think he'll get very far on the ugly axis.


  4. He is so "ugly" that he is just too cute!!!!!!!


  5. LOL! "1D100 sanity points"- I like that!

    He looks so awesome! I love the designs you did with the different color beads. :)

  6. Thank you, everyone! It remains to be seen whether he'll be considered ugly or not, but there are a few people here quite anxious to see him!

  7. AJ, he look simply fantastic! Amazing job, girl. =)