My hands are working sporadically again (hooray!) Cath Thomas’ Bolas Canastas with Miyuki 4516 Picasso teal 11º rounds. So happy with this bead!
Here’s the graph for the color placement for the red and white earrings. The blank ones are white beads. Remember you’re working CRAW so your starting bead is the bottom right. I usually string the bottom beads (white, red, white red) and tie them in a circle for my starting base.
I’m trying something a little different tonight – chicken scratch embroidery with beads. I’m working on 1/8 inch gingham with 2 strands of DMC cloth and 15º Miyuki rounds.
More information on chicken scratch can be found on this link to Needle ‘n Thread.
NEDbeads October prompt was brick stitch.
Brick stitch and I get along fine for creating patterns. We don’t like each other much for the stitching part. For larger pieces, I end up working them in panels and zipping them together. Here is my first panel, with a little brick ghost test piece up at the top. (Sorry for the quality, it’s a tablet photo.)
Here is the graph I made for the cat if you would like to try your own or make a pair of earrings.
Every month Nancy Dale at NEDbeads has a beading prompt. The August prompt was spirals and I managed to finish mine on the last day. This is a (modified) Dutch Spiral rope turned into a bracelet. This is one of my favorite stitches but I’ve always thought of it as a beads version of a bad-hair-day when photographed.