Wednesday, 4 February 2009
I love to make beaded beads. These are from a French blog by Ilde www.lestresorsdildes.com
that I have found through the forum Iles Aux Perles. Using the French forums and blogs has been really interesting. Their beading is very artistic, and many posts have patterns ("schemas") that are usually free. As a bonus, reading them is helping my French, and I can easily follow the French patterns now. If you have some French, I highly recommend Iles Aux Perles. When I started I just kepts an online French dictionary loaded on a separate tab.
I had to work hard to figure out a pattern for the rose accent bead. I used a peyote chart paper, but had to rip out a few rows as I got confused on the sequences. Anyway, making my own chart was a good exercise in how to chart and make up a pettern.
These were put on 1.5 mm wooden beads. I just found another pattern for 2mm that I will try next.