Beaded Mad Hatter Portrait And ‘Making Of’ Video

Craft & Design


I stumbled on Peggy Dembicer’s amazing beaded portrait of the Johnny Depp Mad Hatter character over on Flickr this weekend. I love that she also included a video with details on the making of the piece.

It took about 35 hours of construction time, which includes the designing and will include the finishing, which means knotting all the threads. There are 12, 880 beads in this. Each row has 115 beads and there are 112 rows.

It’s fascinating to watch the piece slowing coming together, row by meticulous row, on the loom.
I dug a little deeper in her Flickr stream, and found heaps of beautiful projects, and then realized she’s none other than the mastermind behind the beaded Candy Land game board that made me swoon years ago. I’m so glad I stumbled on her work again, and will look forward to following her.

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