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Puppet Construction => Puppet Building => Topic started by: Lampshadefanman on August 29, 2017, 09:01:23 pm



Title: Beads in the Arms
Post by: Lampshadefanman on August 29, 2017, 09:01:23 pm
In the video "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Making a Puppet" (Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JYwNuP7cwJs (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JYwNuP7cwJs)) they use beads in the arms to make them more flexible and movable. I would like to do this for a puppet I'm making but I'm not completely sure how to do that. Does anyone know how you would go about doing this? Thanks.


Title: Re: Beads in the Arms
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on August 31, 2017, 06:01:43 am
Just take beads and string them on a piece of cord. Put a knot in between the to keep them flexible or make sure you don't string them too tight.


Title: Re: Beads in the Arms
Post by: jeezbo on September 12, 2017, 12:26:55 pm
It's a great method for dynamic movement, I think in the video they actually sew a tube of fabric, then sew one end shut, add a few beads and sew a few centimeters in from the closed end to create a little pocket with a few beads in, then repeat the process maybe 10-15 more times until you have a length of fabric with little bead filled pockets running the entire length.
I've used this method a few times and I it has its place when you need lovely slightly weighted floppy arms, but I still like segmented arms that bend only at the elbow.