Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Work in Progress: Chunky Rope

After all of the miscellaneous projects that I had on the go during the last few weeks of Christmas, my bead tray feels sort of empty this week. I’m just finishing up the rope base for a new PDF project, which I started at the beginning of December, and had to shelve for assorted other designs. I'm loving the palette of black, cobalt, and lime - although I've nearly used up all of my opaque cobalt Dyna-mites.

Chunky Herringbone Rope in Progress

I haven’t made much progress on my swatch of ugly right angle weave, but I have a lot of quick projects in mind for the coming weeks, so I’ll probably get a chance to add some rows to it between designs. I’ve found a great new series on Netflix and got a copy of Mad Max: Fury Road for Christmas, so I foresee a lot of nights where I’ll run out of things to do before I’m ready to stop beading for the day.

Bead Embroidered Ocean Pencil Case

The bead embroidery project that I was making for Christmas turned out really great. If I’d had a bit more time, I would have liked to add a sunshine stitch to the flap on the pencil case. Otherwise, I’m really happy with how it turned out. The O-beads turned out to be great embellishments for embroidery – they stitch on easy and don’t take up a lot of space.

What are you making right now?


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