All of the designs are listed in my Preserve Studio Etsy shop under Tutorials and PJS Annex shop under Tutorials. The instructions are word charts only so you must know how make a peyote triangle.
I have listed in both Etsy shops the tutorials for the earrings with the matching pendant for three of the designs.
Finished Sizes: Earring (1.25" x 1.25") Pendant (2.50" x 2.50")
When I started beading several years ago, I skipped over many beading techniques and stitches and dove head first into bead embroidery. I am still super passionate about bead embroidery, but I thought I should expand my knowledge to find more ways to share and connect with fellow readers A brick stitch pattern caught my eye in an Etsy shop so I thought why not learn what its about.
The patten above came from BellePatterns.Etsy.Com. You must know how to do the basic brick stitch increase and decrease to complete this pattern. Once I got the hang of it I got hooked on the possibilities. ,I ended up purchasing the BeadTool 4 software to explore the possibilities. The software is nice, but it does take some practice to master. Here are some of my first designs using the software.
One thing I learned is to create a template of the desired measurements and then learn to fill in bead patterns and colors. One template was used for the 4 designs above. Color choices are important to carry the design. For example, look at the third earring from the left. The green is too prominent and the pink I used is too light making the design seem unbalanced in my opinion. I had intended to use a cream color background except I did not have the bead supply. I think the black background would have looked good if the pinks were stronger such as an opaque or matte. Oh well, this is why we experiment over and over again!
Last, but not least all of these beading projects reminded me that I need a really good beading mat to separate colors.
Viola! I made the ultimate beading board with 9 sections. It's a beading mat over an 8 x 10 size wood base.
I have 3 beading boards for sale in my shops. Check them out.
Thanks for following my beading journey. I hope my work inspires you to reach above your comfort zone.