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Marley

About this design:

OK - I know this is crazy but I had the door knocker and it definitely reminded me of the story.

A Christmas Carol
"Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a doornail."

Components:

Wood - sanded and stained, Brass door knocker, seed beads- green and red, silly weights for the chain, some green daggers, a brass Cross for finding Christmas

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  1. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    This is really very cool! I first looked at it and thought how steampunk it looked then I read the description. This is a fantastic piece!

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    bluedog says:

    Mixed media! Love it Lucinda -

  3. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    This is great! i love it!

  4. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    This reminded me to watch A Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart—my favorite version!
    Your design is a great use of the door knocker. Creative all the way around!

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks so much.
    Moogie – I watched the version with George C. Scott last night. I also enjoy the one with Henry Winkler.

  6. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beady, What a great little piece! Will you use it as a door knocker? This is a whole side of you that we don’t know-heehee!

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    Melody F says:

    I like it! I’m a big fan of mixed media.

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you.
    Robin – that would look funny on the front door. My husband said to put it down low in case Lilliputians show up.

  9. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Merry Christmas Beady! Does your husband have a wood shop or a place of his own? I would put it on his door! heehee! with a gnome hanging on!

  10. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Yes Robin – He does What a great idea. Hahaha. Merry Christmas!

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love to know this fun project ends up! Love seeing unusual uses of beads. And beading.

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Lynda. This project is finished. It’s a brooch. Just a nod to A Christmas Carol. Glad you like it.

  13. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Luve it. Now, do a Nutcracker theme with a mousetrap.

  14. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Nooooooo….

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