Tuesday 1 June 2010

Bank Holiday Weekend Beading Project

As I sat to watch our usual slaughtering on the annual Eurovision "we're an island with no friends" contest, I thought I had better have something to distract me from my frustrations at our numerous 'nil points' scores so I decided to have a go at a rather complicated beading project that I've had for a while.

It is a bead weave bracelet, in pretty shades of green, blue and purple made up of 4mm bicones and seed beads.  The pattern looked pretty incomprehensible to begin with, but once I got into the rhythm of the count I only made 3 mistakes.  I wished I'd done it on fireline rather than nymo as I split the thread unpicking one such mistake half way through but I managed to knot in a new piece where the knot shouldn't be noticeable - you need arms about 3ft long with these projects to stop the long lengths of thread from kinking :-)

Anyway, mishaps aside, I think the finished piece turned out pretty well....  (you may need to click the photo to enlarge it to see it properly as it hasn't come out that well once blogger has resized it to fit the page)


  1. Oh it's beautiful, would love to make one of those. Looking forward to the 3rd of July. Had lots of lovely comments, when I've worn the necklace I made at the last class. Love Sandra x

  2. Thanks Sandra - glad the jewellery is getting noticed. Not sure we can make one of these in a 2 hour class, but we can certainly do something similar once we get onto bead weaving techniques. See you in July.

  3. Wow!! This is fantastic, love it. Lets have a all day workshop soon. I would love to make one of these. Thanks for all your help on Saturday, glad you managed some beading, later. See you soon Lynne xx

  4. OK - pick a date and we'll have a think about what projects could work in an all day workshop.... yikes!


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