Valentine's Day is special to me. I have had the same Valentine for nearly 30 years. This is my largest design in this style of netting. Using size 11 Japanese seed beads this little coaster is about 4 inches across. Three colors create this doily. Large photos with lots of text to get you to a successful result the first time for an intermediate beader.
These are in the style of beading seen in the Stenboden books and the Olaf Beading books from Europe and Australia.
I would not think this a beginner pattern. If you have done my pumpkin, my snowman or my lady bug, then you can make this piece.
This is a netting style I learned in the Olaf books from Australia but the style is from Scandinavia.
Difficulty - Intermediate beaders.
20 pages to print
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All my tutorials and patterns are designed for you to use to create beadwork. I give my permission for you to make and sell things made from my patterns and tutorials. I will never charge more for a tutorial giving permission to sell things made from my stuff. I think it's such a rip off to do that. If you wish to teach my patterns or projects, please contact me and we will work out something.
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I have been beading and designing for over 21 years and teaching beading for about 20 years. I especially love Japanese seed beads in size 11 and size 15. Not a delica fan but they have their place ...
I have been beading and designing for over 21 years and teaching beading for about 20 years. I especially love Japanese seed beads in size 11 and size 15. Not a delica fan but they have their place in the bead world and I recently have been working and designing with them. I especially love teaching other people about beading.
I love the feel and the colors of beads. They sparkle and entrance you. They are very addicting.
Stitch I need to learn more about is Ndebele. I will when I have a project that "needs" it. I can do it but don't feel proficient with it yet, also more about sculptural peyote.
I have a program where IF you inspire me (suggest) a pattern(that I don't already have) and that I can make and put for sale, you get it FREE and then I make money from them selling to other people.
Aside from beads, I also crochet and embroider.
I teach locally and that brings me the most joy! Find me surrounded by beads and beaders and you will see a very happy me!