Thursday, 30 August 2012
Something else to bead....a needlecase!
Until We Bead Again . On her site are also links to YouTube videos for construction, and they are excellent. After ruminating over which of the lovely designs I would do from her 12 pattern package I purchased online, I chose the merry go round case.
The basic construction is cylindrical peyote, and the challenge on this when using a diagram is that the start point travels sideways as you bead due to the step up. Beth also has a great video explaining how to mark the diagram. The pattern is flawless and I found the beading really fun as the picture emerged, I couldn't wait to finish it!
My case turned to be a little shorter than the pattern, so I just left out a few rows that were not critical to the design. I suspect my case is metric sizing, so beware of this. The other little discovery was when I got to the top. I started to bead and realized the beads were not fitting, then remembered a line on her site about looking for flush cases that did not need to be sanded. So, I got out sand paper and sanded down the sides so they were flush with the base.
Anyway, please take a look at Beth's lovely designs, and try this for a fun diversion and great gift idea.