The idea of a "letter wall" has been floatingaroundtheinternetforawhile (and apparently I'm not the first to think of this title). I wanted to keep it to one letter and get variety via colors, textures, and materials, but what letter? Most people seem to use their family initial, but Mr. Beadgirl and I have different last names. Using my first initial seemed solipsistic, so I picked Q, which is a pretty albeit useless letter. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q. Aren't they curly and elegant?
My latest Q was inspired by the 3 Rs Blog via pinterest, who covered a Z with lots of bottlecaps and even wrapped the edges around the letter. I didn't go through nearly as much work as she did, especially since I had a minion. We made a good team -- I used pliers to turn up the fluted edges, then passed them to Beadboy2 who gleefully smashed them flat with a rubber mallet. E-6000 glue seems to be successfully holding them in place:
My button Q:
Hot glue is not all it's cracked up to be; periodically a button falls off and I have to glue it back on.
Let's not discuss how many coats I had to do because I am glitter-impaired.
Fabric Q from Anthropologie:
As Beadmom says, odd is better than even, so I better get cracking on another Q.