Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Anime and Beading

This past weekend I went to my first ever Anime Convention, AniMinneapolis.  I love to dress up and truth be told, I am a giant geek.  I had a great time and met some very cool people.  I went with my best friend/sister Caroline and it was a blast.  Here's a few pics from the weekend:

This is me meeting Inuyasha, my very first anime love.

This was the Final Fantasy Photoshoot:

A Crossplay (Meaning a girl dressed up as a male character or vice versa) Rurouni Kenshin, my favorite anime of all time:

We also met Captain America and Harry Potter & Draco Malfoy!

Now, I'm sure you're wondering, but where are all the beads?  Well, there weren't any there, but I did look into getting a booth there next year, and doing marketed pieces toward anime!  So I'll let you know what happens with that.
  As far as what I've been working on lately...

A new project from Beadwork:
Two versions of Wicked Weave by Mikki Ferrugiaro (you can find more of her stuff here )
I also got Mikki's Pineapple Lace pattern and had to try it out in my go-to colors:
I also got Mikki's Dark Secret Key Pattern and immediately fell in love with it!

I also made another of her Shuriken stars:

Also, I started this one awhile ago and finally got around to finishing it, Rachel Nelson-Smith's Fly Me To The Moon necklace:
That's what I've got for now, until next time, everyone!  Happy 4th of July!


  1. I love your costume. I've always been jealous of those who can sew and create their own cosplay costumes. We have an anime convention in KC every year. I've never been, but I've heard it's a blast. I love your versions of Mikki's designs. I have my eye on most of those. :)

    1. Thanks! I bought most of the pieces for my costume at my local Renaissance Festival but I plan to make my own anime cosplay for next year! I have totally fallen in love with Mikki's designs, her gothic aesthetic is similar to my personal taste so I gravitate to her stuff.