InstructionsBegin with a yo-yo (circle gathered around edges and pulled tight, knotted off). Bead the edges to suit purpose. Use in hair, on presents, as ornaments, and on art quilts. I bet you will find even more uses.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Holiday, Cute, Funky, Whimsical
What was your inspiration?
Too many beads and extra yo-yos.
What are you most proud of?
The fun had teaching workshops on how to make these.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take your time.
Try several repeat and alternating patterns.
Don't worry about beading distancees. Gently curve/fold your beaded thread in the arc you want. The last arc may need adjusting, but they usually just fall into place. As each arc is added, using the curving test before tacking the stitch helps.
Bury finish knot at the center.
Try rick rack, fancy yarns, etc. instead of beads.
Bead the inside gathered circle too.