Thursday, 18 September 2014

beading not knitting

During a couple of our classes at The Bead Shop Nottingham, Steph the tutor had worn a bracelet made from Superduos which looked like it was knitted.  My mum was smitten with this bracelet.  I had a good look at it and when I got home that night, I started to try to replicate it (with Steph's permission, well, we kind of bullied her into it!).

I had some galvanised silver Superduos which are like a double width seed bead with 2 holes.



Success!  The actual weaving was easy, it was starting it off and getting into the right position to start weaving that was the hard bit.



A tube of Superduos doesn't go that far... it wasn't quite long enough for a bracelet so I had to add an extender chain.  Mum was thrilled with it (or she did a great job at pretending she was!).

12 comments:

Stitched Together said...

I like that a lot. Very interesting pattern.

Rachel said...

Starting off is always the tricky bit with beading, isn't it!

cauchy09 said...

such lovely texture!

Deepa Balagopal said...

It is really, truly good!! Your mom was not pretending :)

Sandra :) said...

Holy smokes that DOES look knitted - too cool! I'm sure Steph didn't mind being bullied, LOL!

pennydog said...

So pretty! All these beads that weren't around in my day... I struggled to get Delicas back then *shut up Kerry*

margaret said...

your bead shop is certainly teaching youhow to create lovely pieces of jewellery

Jo Ferguson said...

How could she not be thrilled? It's gorgeous.

CeLynn said...

What a lovely piece,I am sure that your mom was not pretending!

Jane Galley said...

oh, it does look knitted. Great finish

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful! I'm sure she liked it :D

Allie said...

That is pure loveliness!