Saturday, March 11, 2017

"Be Dazzled" Beaded Kaleidocycle and "Four Seasons" Beaded Kaleidocycle

Visit my web site at http://idelegilbert.com
View my beaded miniature bears and other animals.
Visit my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/beadeddesignsbyidele
"Be Dazzled" is my second original beaded kaleidocycle design. The beaded kaleidocycle is worked in Peyote stitch using size 11/0 Delica beads. It is made using six beaded triangles of each of my four original designs, totaling 24 triangles. The finished kaleidocycle measures 2 ¾” across. The method for joining the triangles is easy and creates smooth working beaded hinges. I have patterns for three different kaleidocycles in my Etsy store. I like creating beaded toys. They are fun to make and to play with.
 See my youtube video for a demonstration of "Be dazzled" kaleidocycle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DiUMOHZrKQ

"Four Seasons" is my third original beaded kaleidocycle. For this project, I designed miniature scenes depicting the four seasons. This kaleidocycle uses a large pallet of Delica colors. It reminds me of a snow globe.
See my youtube video for a demonstration of "Four Seasons" kaleidocycle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDf1ajyg-34

Monday, January 23, 2017

"My Garden" Beaded Kaleidocycle

Visit my web site at http://idelegilbert.com View my beaded miniature bears and other animals. Visit my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/beadeddesignsbyidele

"My Garden" is my version of a beaded kaleidocycle.The beaded kaleidocycle is worked in Peyote stitch using size 11/0 Delica beads. It is made using six beaded triangles of each of my four original designs, totaling 24 triangles. The finished kaleidocycle measures 2 ¾” across. The method for joining the triangles is easy and creates smooth working beaded hinges. I have a pattern for the kaleidocycle in my Etsy store. This beaded toy is fun to make and to play with. See my you tube video for a demonstration of "My Garden" kaleidocycle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN6KtYCzTco