Gallifrey One 2019 Art Show Update part two

new signage for KC Dragonfly division
Table Display Signage

As I mentioned in a teaser earlier this month, I went shopping for lettering for a new name for my Doctor Who-themed creations in the Gallifrey One 2019 art show. Creating the new logo last week took more time than I had expected due to planning, measuring, gluing and painting. After the bulk of the painting and gluing was done, I went back to beadwork. Still, project pieces were slowed down because they were worked on in between touch-up coats of paint and lettering adjustments. Once the logo pieces were finished, I made a scrabble game out of the letters and posted it on Twitter. Alas, no one guessed the name I had done too good a job of mixing up the letters!

The final touch to the logo display was one my husband provided, creating a table riser to lift the lettering slightly above the level of the table so it would stand out better.

Beading on the Go

I keep my client company at my job while he watches t.v. – a lot of it. Luckily this allows me to sit and bead a few hours each day. Because I bead there and at home, my carrying case has gotten more and more portable. I hated this see-through, plastic carrying case at first. I didn’t want everyone to see what I was carting around, but later I grew to love it as I could easily see its contents as I packed it the evenings. In the pursuit of the life of a bead whore, it has become one of my new, best friends.

wooden bead sorting tray at KC Dragonfly wooden bead sorting tray cover at KC Dragonfly

My second best friend is a wooden bead board that divides different colors of beads into organized sections. I was wary of using it at first since I have knocked over a seed bead tray or two. You only do that once, then learn to use cases with lids the rest of your days, believe me! After years of being very careful, I was now tempted to try this new sorting tray I discovered years ago at the Pasadena Bead & Design Show. It was just too cool to pass up, especially after the creator personalized it with a dragonfly on its cover.

Still, it sat for a couple of years until I decided to bead the 13th Doctor’s shirt stripe into a lariat scarf. The tray easily holds all 11 colors where I would have needed two of my usual, round plastic cases. Two cases would have been fine except the pattern for 13’s scarf requires I use one bead color at a time. Because of that, I needed all colors open at once, rendering the lidded cases useless.

Next time – a preview of our newest beaded designs to premiere in the art show.

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