I love the way beading stitches give a different effect when using a variety of beads. All the bracelets below are made in Chevron stitch. Look how altered the blue bracelet is compared to the other two. The blue bracelet uses super duos and the matte and metallic bronze ones are stitched with tila beads.
Totally unalike. Neat!
Gold and terracotta checker board bracelet, square stitched with a mixture of gold and terracotta cube beads. Putting light and dark colours next to each other like a checkerboard, and using metallic, matte and transparent lined beads gives a nice balanced texture to the bracelet.
So you couldn’t quite get the little, little lines on your quilt top. Well here’s the Ultimate Marking Pencil 2. Same as the original Ultimate Marking Pencil only with a finer lead – 7mm. The kit comes with a marking pencil and tube of 12 0.7mm lead refills.
And if you don’t want to run out of lead then you can get an extra pack of 12 mm refills.
Delicate pendant strung on a peyote rope. The pendant is stitched with a semi precious bead encircled with size 15, 11, and 8 seed beads, and Swarovski crystals. The necklace is fastened with a hand made toggle and clasp.
The peyote rope is approximately 23 inches long.
AND….. if you want to get all matchy matchy, there are earrings to go with the necklace.
For the last two weeks I have been visiting my mother in England. While there I was fortunate to go the latest exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Queen Elizabeth 1 and her people.
There were plenty of paintings of the Queen, her courtiers, people of the time – it is the National PORTRAIT Gallery. Interesting in their own right, along with the explanations. Always fascinating to think people lived so differently, thought so differently, dressed so differently, than we do today.
What caught my eye, for a long time, was a little purse in the shape of a frog. How inventive, and attractive. Human beings always return to the natural world for design.