My mother had taught me how to make small basic beaded doilies when I was young. I have since elaborated from basic patterns and designs into larger and more detailed patterns. In 2012 I took ...
My mother had taught me how to make small basic beaded doilies when I was young. I have since elaborated from basic patterns and designs into larger and more detailed patterns. In 2012 I took several of my finished projects to the local county fair for competition and all of them won blue ribbons. I have also joined the "Six Rivers Gallery" art guild in Hoquiam Washington. They have shown me that my beading is not just a craft, it is also an art.
Over the last year, I have had my creations displayed in local stores and shown in multiple art shows. More and more I am expanding my bead art into the public. I am now working on teaching classes at the local bead and craft store and plan on making a book, or 2, to feature some of my wonderful designs. I would greatly appreciate any feedback you could give for me to better assist others in learning and reproducing what I do. And hopefully, they will start creating their own designs in turn.
Thank you for checking out my patterns and hope you enjoy beading them as much as I do.
I had been asking for ideas of what to make with my beads and a friend had requested I make her a palm tree doily. This is what I created. the picture is of the finished original. I have since readjusted the pattern to make a better finished product. For those palm tree fanatics, this is the beading pattern for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as my friend enjoys hers.
As a side note, if you've never done a right angle bead design before, you may want to download my free "Right Angle Bead Instructions" to better understand how to work this pattern. Thank you.