Gosh - I had fun with this one!!!
I first saw this little fish a few weeks ago, on Shirley's blog, and made a mental note to myself that I'd have to get that tutorial and give it a try. It sat in my 'cart' for a while and finally I bought it. Then this past week, Karen, the designer of this tute contacted me to see if I wanted to be a part of the hop! So I put the projects on my trays away and put this fish on the top!
So glad I did!!!
Karen's directions are fantastic, and this fish will whip up in just a couple hours. Seriously - if I'd had more time before knowing about this challenge, I can't imagine how many more I would have made! There will definitely be more of these in my future and I can't wait to try more color combinations, bead variations and core variations!!!
I first did a "large" fish. I liked it so much at this stage, I practically wanted to stop. *I want to note here, that I didn't have any of the correct oval flat beads for this projects. I improvised with a flat-ish bead, and also added a couple of 6/0 beads in the narrower part of the body. It wasn't ideal, but for my first try, I was still enjoying the shape.
If you like little fish, and want to learn more about creating with Right-Angle-Weave - you should give this a try. Be mindful of the core bead - if you don't have the flat ovals, you will want to be sure you have some felt or something to use in place (as Karen suggest in her directions, I was glad to have some on hand!)
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