Sunday, November 12, 2017

My Parakeet "Jesse" instructions,"The Sea" Beaded Kaleidocycle, Scenic Beaded Rings, "Uncle Sam" and "Sock Monkey" Pencil Toppers, CRAW Folding Cube.

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The instructions for My Parakeet "Jesse" are now available on my website and on Etsy. The three dimensional beaded box opens in the middle with a beaded sliding hinge, to reveal a hollow space for a special treasure. The parakeet measures 1 ¾” high x 6” long x 1 ½” wide. The beaded parakeet is modelled after my own darling birds that I have loved so much. This design is worked in Peyote stitch using size 15/0 seed beads. The head is jointed. The wings are attached onto the body. This is an advanced project worked in separate sections and then joined together to complete the bird. A combination of color charts and written line by line instructions are included. 34 pages.

"The Sea" is my fourth 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 four 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 "The Sea" kaleidocycle.

"Scenic Beaded Rings" are my new original designs to create small scale scenes to wear. The first scene is a country house with a white picket fence. The second scene is a haunted house with its own little cemetary. It the back of the house is a row of pumpkins all ready for Halloween. The third ring is a sailboat on the water with a green hillside nearby. The rings are worked in cubic right angle weave with size 15/0 seed beads.

I have designed two whimsical beaded pencil toppers, Uncle Sam and a sock monkey. They are worked in a combination of Peyote and brick stitch. They have dangling arms and legs that move as you write. Instructions are available on my website and on Etsy.

My newest beaded toy is a beaded "Folding Cube" worked in cubic right angle weave. The cube turns and folds into different shapes and reveals different color patterns on the blocks. See my youtube video for a demonstration of my "Folding Cube" design.