Created by: PatriciaLove
Project

Beaded Ladybug

What are you most proud of? This was only my second peyote stitch project, but I already feel like an old hand at this technique. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This won't make any sense until you want to do one of these projects--it didn't to me--but these projects are beaded in the round--that is, you make a circle out of them and then sew the bottom up when you are finished to make a little bag or a little purse. Amy includes in her books a pattern that is exactly the same size as the project will end up being and suggests that you tape it around a roll of some sort--a paper towl roll, a two-liter soda bottle cut to size to do the actual beading.I didn't love either of those ideas, so I went to my local hardware store with the pattern and ended up with a piece of PVC pipe to bead around--and it worked like a charm!

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PatriciaLove made Beaded Ladybug with:

  • Delica beads and other beads and charms

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This was only my second peyote stitch project, but I already feel like an old hand at this technique. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This won't make any sense until you want to do one of these projects--it didn't to me--but these projects are beaded in the round--that is, you make a circle out of them and then sew the bottom up when you are finished to make a little bag or a little purse. Amy includes in her books a pattern that is exactly the same size as the project will end up being and suggests that you tape it around a roll of some sort--a paper towl roll, a two-liter soda bottle cut to size to do the actual beading.I didn't love either of those ideas, so I went to my local hardware store with the pattern and ended up with a piece of PVC pipe to bead around--and it worked like a charm!

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Skill Level

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