Monday, 10 February 2014

A different kind of sampler

Remember back in January when I did a lot of bead weaving?  There's still a lot of it I haven't yet shown you.  Mainly because it's unfinished!  I finished a bracelet off the other day so it's time to show you.

This is from Seed Bead Stitching by Beth Stone,* it's a brilliant book if you're interested in bead weaving at all.  I made the peyote stitch sampler.



This is a really good introduction to peyote stitch (basically a stitch which looks like a brick wall) as it's a variety of different patterns, all made just by varying the order you pick the beads up.  In the book it's black and white, but it called for Delicas so I just used what I had, surprisingly pink!



I decided to try a stitched button closure on this one.  I used the pattern from The Beadworker's Guild Introduction to Beadwork - Bracelets *.



I really enjoyed this project and I'm pleased with how it turned out.

*this is an affiliate link.  If you click and go to Amazon and buy something, I get a few pence towards a gift voucher.

14 comments:

Chrissie said...

How delicate and so very pretty! Chrissie x

Brigitte said...

This looks very special!

pennydog said...

I used to love beadweaving, but this was when Delicas were hard to get and crazy expensive, so I had to make do with standard Czech 11/0s and they really don't work for this kind of thing. Yours is lovely.

JoJo said...

It's so pretty and shimmery!

Sandra :) said...

Very pretty - let's see an action picture :D

Sarah in Stitches said...

Cute! :D

Celtic Thistle said...

Looks great and very complicated!

margaret said...

a very pretty bracelet.

Hannapat said...

Wow this is really dainty and delicate stitching. I love it. Well done for persevering with it. Thanks for your lovely comment over at my blog xxx

sweetpea family said...

Lovely beading I'm just wondering a if I dare start another crafty hobby x

Marit Johanne said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! It is a beautiful bracelet you have made. That's a craft I have never tried.

Jillayne said...

How very pretty this is Wendy!
I like the closure you chose for this - it carries the style of the bracelet right to the very end - just lovely.
I used to do beading on a loom when I was young and enjoyed it very much - you have me thinking about digging into my bead stash...

Jane Galley said...

Very pretty. I could see this as a belt too

SIMPLESEW said...

wow,,, jumping over from the Craft book linky party..