The last three months have been a whirlwind of learning. Just when I think I've caught up with technology, whoosh .... there it goes again, whizzing past me!! Then my competitive streak races to catch up again! I've gone from a blog to having a Facebook Page, to Twitter and now I have been introduced to the concept of Etsy Treasuries - My 1st Entry.
Due to media concern over copyright issues on Pinterest I no longer use it. I hope Pinterest will resolve these issues shortly, as in my opinion it has good potential. It is just not worth 'unwittingly' infringing copyright laws.
|Three Toned Netted Purse|
An Enid Taylor Design
The stitch for this is a 5-bead netted weave and has quite a delicate look to it. Initially I had intended making a peyote stitch purse but didn't have the right beads - that's getting to be a regular story!
I particularly love this book because it covers all the basic beading stitches enabling you to achieve a good 'grounding' of both stitches and techniques.
I will definitely be making more of these little purses; although it will mean an update of my beading stash!
The top band is created with 'ladder stitch' and bugle beads; the netting woven beneath. A clever 3-way colour scheme. It is stitched flat then joined naturally 'in pattern' and the Chain added at the grand finale stage.
Week 7 Earrings and Week 8 to follow. This week I'll also be getting familiar with flat peyote. triangular really ... that's the plan! I won't elaborate, hopefully I will be able to surprise you - what am I talking about, surprise myself more like!
'Keep Watching, and I'll Keep Blogging'