Sunday, January 4, 2009

Crackers? Fairly Sane, Actually

  1. Is your beading limited to small chunks of time?
  2. Do you have ridiculously small amounts of left-over seed beads that you can neither get rid of nor find a use for?
  3. Do you have large beads that you want to showcase with seed beading?
  4. Are you not ready for really complex seed beading?
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, then you might like my Crackers pattern.
As you can see, I've used it in a few pieces, and the above little monochromatic collection is probably intended for yet another project, only I can neither remember where the crackers are (the photo was laying around) nor what the end result was destined to be. Not that it matters dreadfully, I suppose.
I love the bead artist who made the beads in the above necklace. At least, I adore her beads. For the longest time I couldn't figure out what her gender was (her first name is Teague) until I either saw an interview with her, or read an article in which she was mentioned. Either way, her beads are very much to my taste, and she sells on both eBay as well as Etsy, as I recall.

These beads? I'm quite proud of them. Lampwork is something I do from time to time, and each time it takes me weeks, or more likely months, to get back to where I was the previous time, and it's not as though I was ever very good, but sometimes I manage to make a bead or two that I'd be prepared to use. Not sell though, as I don't have a kiln.

Crackers Pattern:  $4 for PDF download

   Japanese size 11 seed beads
   Japanese size 8 seed beads
   Size 10 needle
   Your favourite beading thread

1 comment:

Teague said...

Wow! That's a fabulous piece! When I get my website up, could I use it?