here's a mix of seed beads I had leftover from a jubilee creation...
Then I had a go at putting in a pattern, a bit mote tricky...I was watching the BBC 'our world war' at the time and did go a bit wrong with the pattern...concentrate !!
So for another stitch this time a spiral, this grows quickly...my kind of creation, can be impatient at times ! I started with a bracelet,
then decided on a necklace, so did a much longer length...but how to finihs it? I opted for covering a wooden bead....didn't master that too well, got in a tangle, but as I had started I perseveered...finally covered the bead...don't look too close, not the tidiest (I did say I wasn't the most patient person) ! but added some extra contrasting beads in a twist around the bead and some tassles....
So then I decided I needed more practice at the different stitiches before launching into big complex pieces..take a step back !
so one of the many books 'The Beaded bracelet' by Carole Rodgers, has a sample bracelet, you do individual lengths of different stitches then put them altogether into one 'sampler' bracelet.
Here it is, 8 different stitches in a variety of colours, I have finished it with bead caps and a silver toggle clasp. (Here's a Christmas pressie completed then !)
Kate T x