Happy Beading Babes Reveal day!!!!!
Us "Babes" had the pleasure of working two of Helena Tang-Lim's patterns. One was featured in June 2012 issue of Bead & Button and the other, Helena generously offered at a discounted price to our group!
To be honest, I am not a huge Tila fan, so I decided to work the Four Leaf Clover pattern first. This pattern worked up so fast and so easy, I can totally see why so many of us Beading Babes didn't stop at one! When I first started this pattern I didn't have any 3mm rounds, so I used FP Czech crystals. Although I like this bracelet, I could see right away how much prettier this would work up if I used the rounds! The seed beads didn't hug the 3mm like they should!
So...one trip to Bead Soup later....I had a delicious selection of 3mm round glass pearls and worked up the pattern again!
Now...onto "Echoes of Nefertiti".....
I had full intentions of making the whole necklace...I even ordered the beads, special for this project! Tila's and 14mm round discs!!! But the truth is, I just didn't have the time to complete the whole piece, but I'm happy I did two components (slightly modified only because I wasn't paying attention to the instructions and just kept beading - instead of adding the crystal and 3 drops in the middle!).
Again, I really enjoyed Helena's concise instructions and how beautifully these great little components worked up! These will make a wonderful pair of earrings!
Thank you Karyn for hosting this fun group!!! It is so fun to be a part of this international group and I love seeing all the beautiful work the beaders create from the same patterns!
I am also pleased to have been introduced to Helena's tutorials! Because I am "not a huge Tila fan", I breezed right past Helena's necklace in the magazine. But thanks to Karyn's great selection in patterns, I took a second look. I checked out Helena's shop and also treated myself to Helena's Twinkle Twinkle Little Star tutorial which I hope to start working on a few of these ornaments soon for great holiday gifts!!!
I'll be writing soon about the Bead Soup Blog Party and my recently revealed partner!