On this page I intend
to share some of my original designs. These are for your personal use only.
Please of you use them, I would love to see a scan and include it to my
upcoming guest artist gallery.
I designed this pattern
for the friendship quilt swap, it is for flat peyote, but it could easily
be converted into an amulet bag.
Here are the
patterns (loom, brick and peyote stitch) I did of the Hebrew Alphabet.
Link to Hebrew
Recently I''ve had alot
of questions on how I did the fringe on my Blue Poppy Bag. The bag is done
in size 14 Japanese seeds and 14 and 15 hex's. I found that the different
sizes of beads worked well together.
So here goes my attempt
to explain the process:
First I graphed out the
whole design on the Bead Pattern Designer using the loom graph:
After I had done that,
I printed out the loom graph (and didn't save it to the program either,
that's why it's such a poor picture) and decided where I wanted the bag
to start. I didn't use the fringe feature on the program because
it only gives fringe for every other bead in peyote and I wanted thick
lush fringe. I then deleted all the rows I didn't want in the body of the
bag and converted it to peyote. Had to do some modifications to get it
to look right. The next step was to convert and print the front of the
The next step was to
reverse the graph since I wanted the design on both sides, this didn't
work perfectly, but I adjusted for it while beading.
This is a reverse image
of the front of the bag.
I put a flat bottom on
the bag. And on doing the fringe I found it to be easier to start
it form one of the colored beads and work out to each side. Each bead on
the bottom of the bad has a fringe hanging from it. As for the length
it was just a judgment call. I also did the fringe on both sides of the
bag to give it a thick lush look, and so when the fringe moves the design
still is clear.
I did the strap with
Kathy Rice's diamond chain. You can find the instructions by linking
to Marylyn's Page.
love to hear from you!!!