Blanket of Doom

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Endeavors in Beading

Since pulling out my bead loom, I’ve been inspired to take a small break from the knitting and crocheting to work on some beading designs.

This is my first new design brought to life, a whimsical flower bracelet. This one was kind of fun. I charted out a basic flower and started the beading at different points in the pattern to give the impression of wild flowers in a field. The bracelet is posted on etsy if you want to take a looksy.

Meanwhile, my latest blanket is getting so close to being finished I can taste it. Stay tuned!

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Queen of Hearts

At the request of my sister, I dusted off the old bead loom.

She was going through some old photos and found one where she was wearing the heart choker I had made her in high school. She loved that thing, but she wore it everywhere and managed to break it long before it’s due.

So at her request, I made her a replacement one. And then, because I was having so much fun, I made several more.

To make sure that these didn’t befall the fate of the last one, I went about these a little differently. Instead of using regular thread to string the beads, I instead used super heavy-duty upholstery thread. There’s a little less give now (I usually use a thin thread that stretches a bit), and some of the beads were too small to fit over the thickness; but I figure if this thread can hold together a couch cover, it can stand up to a 20-year-old girl.

Secondly, instead of using a loop clasp made out of beads, I used metal jump rings and a lobster clasp. The best thing, that means the size can now be adjusted. Yay!

I think she enjoyed them, but I think I went a little overboard, since the next thing I knew, two of them were listed on etsy. That’s okay, they are super cute and I’m sure will be purchased in no time.