This week I've been busy working on my Beading Babes project. The reveal date has been moved back a couple weeks, however, I promised it to someone for the 2nd so I'm planning on getting it done by then. The project I selected is Josephine's collar. I really like how this is working up so far!
In the meanwhile - I have a new 'go to' pattern. I have mentioned it before, and it's totally worth mentioning again - but it's Kristen's Pop-Up Pearls bracelet! Seriously - this tutorial is awesome. Easy to read and understand, and it works up quick. And once you start playing around with colors - the possibilities are endless. My stepdaughter's birthday is today and I sent her this since she loves lots of colors for her jewelry:
See how pretty this is with all the different colors?! If you haven't checked it out yet - I urge you to do so!!! You won't be sorry to have this tutorial in your arsenal!
Speaking of tutorials - I quickly worked up a tutorial for the ring I created over the weekend. It's nothing fancy - hand drawn and photographs - so don't get too excited. But it is free! If you are already experienced in right-angle-weave, this ring should take you about 15 minutes to complete. It's THAT easy! And if you are a beginner, like my friend was over the weekend, it shouldn't take much longer than 30-45 minutes. Yes, it's THAT easy!
I'm calling it the Pearl Bezel Ring. Click on either of the pictures, or here, for a link to the tutorial.
But wait - there's MORE! Bead & Button recently announced their theme for next year's Bead-It-Forward quilt project. It's "Flowers: Stitching to find a bloomin' cure". Love it. All the details are on their site here. The deadline is March 1, 2013, so there's a little over 6 months to start working on your squares. So my goal is to once again, create at least one square for every survivor I know. But also to create at least one pattern every week, and post it here on Fridays. The patterns will also be on my free patterns page.
So here is a peyote pattern, measuring 1.5x1.5inches, (two drop, so it should work up rather quickly!), free for anyone to use for the Bead-it-Forward quilt project!