Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Work in Progress: Chevron Daisy Chain

I’ve been soaking up some summer sun these past few weeks, and although I’ve been doing a lot of relaxing, I have managed to get some beading done, too. Right now I’m working on a new variation of the Potawatomi chains I was playing with awhile back, with some new chevron patterns that are rapidly becoming a personal favorite. One thing I really like about this stitch is how quickly it all comes together, even with a bit of pattern thrown in.

Chevron Pattern Potawatomi Chain in Progress

I find that work and summer vacation have scrambled my creative side a little bit, so I’m not sure exactly what I’ll be working on when this piece is complete. I do know that I’ve been missing just getting out the beads to play, so hopefully new inspirations will strike soon.

What are you making right now?

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  1. The chevron chain looks beautiful. Like the bright colors you have used with the blue base . Makes the design really pop out. It`s lovely !
    The work looks so even and nice . What seed beads do you use for this type of beadwork? My projects never seem to have this even look :(

    1. Thank you! I use mostly Czech seed beads by Preciosa, but I'm very particular about culling beads that are slightly off, so that definitely helps with even stitches. Tension is also really important. I pull threads snug after each stitch, and again before adding a new stitch to remove any slack.

    2. Your advice is really helpfull. I can see a visible difference in my work now that I`m following what you said.
      Thanks so much for replying . :)

  2. I will be flying on Saturday for 14 hours, so I have threaded up a WHOLE BUNCH of different bead crochet projects for the flight out and the flight back. I am planning to make a seven color torus bracelet when I get back. I will need a clear head for all that sequential threading.


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