As y'all will remember, when we came back from the Camino last summer, I was all charged up and full of creative energy. I tried making pieced scallop shells for quilts. (Middling results on that one.) I printed out some graph paper of different bead weaves and set to designing various designs. And then set to beading them. After a while, there were a pile of little rectangles with designs related to the Camino, and I didn't know what to do with them. The first bracelet didn't work out. It was taken apart and various parts have now been reused--planned for reuse.
|The second scallop will be added to the other side of the cross and then weaving or strands will go to the catch.|
|The 15 count rocaille beads Cross of Santiago, now in a bracelet that works. The pearls are in brick stitch.|
Maybe Christmas ornaments needs to be explored as a home for the small bead rectangles? They're about 1 inch square.
The purse ornament came out really well, and its picture is also now up at Fire Mountain Gems' pages of customer project photos.