This week I've been looking through old Bead and Button magazines and revived my interest in beadweaving.
It was only after I'd made up the crystal pendant that it struck me how much it looked like a tambourine! Albeit a very small one ...
The piece is worked in two halfs, woven in segments which gently allow a 6 mm crystal to snuggle into place.
Aside from 'Tambourine Treat' I revisited Liz Reed's Fairground Attraction tutorial with some very pleasing results.
Designed by Liz Reed of Crimson Moon
|Take 2 ...|
Following my initial interpretation of Liz's design I felt that I needed to review my steps ....
Not once, mind but twice. As suddenly, the pattern fell into place.
|Voila ... here it is: My 'Fairground Attraction'|
I consciously separated the beads into their individual sizes, realising on my original interpretation that I had started with a centre bead that was just much too big.
Diligently stitching into each of the little bridges, transformed by the gentle repetitive steps, mesmerised by the glints of light twinkling so 'knowingly' until - finally ... I felt I could acknowledge the true interpretation of 'Fairground Attraction' and no longer hide behind a 'frilly' pendant ....
It is of course, due to the excellent tutorial that I was able to analyse where changes were needed and have the confidence to try and try again!
|My interpretation of 'Fairground Attraction'|
I will be joining you again in the next day or so with an opportunity for you to take part in sharing your lovely work. I had hoped to mention it earlier but once I get going ... time goes nowhere.
Ooh ... I missed Handmade Monday ... but you don't need to - go and take a peek now.
'Keep Watching, and I'll Keep Blogging'