First let me just say - I just LOVE this idea of Karyn's. And her tag line is so perfect and fitting - "Bringing Beaders Together." The Facebook Group is fantastic because we have a very easy forum now to encourage, get and give tips, or commiserate over frustrations on projects!
This round of Beading Babes featured three projects. Paisley Drops by Jane Lock, Ruffled Chain Bracelet by Laina Goodman and Trellis Rope by Nancy Dale.
The first project I completed was the Paisley Drops. I'd been wanting to try the Russian leaf pattern for some time so I was excited that this was one of our projects. I love blue and orange together!
I liked this pattern a lot alot also, I felt like it worked up quickly, and that's always very satisfying!
The only challenge I found here was that, when it was time to work the final peyote round - I couldn't even get my smallest needle through the spots pointed out below! But I didn't mind, I still like how they turned out!
And last, but certainly not least, was the Trellis Rope! As many Babes know, this one was a lot of work and very time (and bead) consuming. I loved, loved, loved the RAW tubular base of the rope. It worked up quickly. My first challenge came on the flower embellishment - but it was only because I didn't like the colors I chose - they were all too matchy-matchy, and this rope (IMO) calls for some contrast! The netting confused me a bit, but once I figured out the rhythm, it went along nicely. This is as far as I'm planning to do on the rope, I"m going to add another couple inches to this rope, probably with some more of the crystals - but smaller, and then add a clasp. Also - I may go back to the embellishments near the crystals and add a few more beads, because right now there is more thread showing than I would like....
Looking forward to Project 5! Thank you again Karyn for hosting this fun, creative group!