Thursday, October 23, 2014

Inspired by Old-World Beaded Ornaments

I beaded the ornaments above on long, straight lengths of wire first and then shaped them around cookie cutters. Their simple shapes were inspired by antique beaded ornaments that I had seen on ebay.
1939 beaded ornaments handmade from Poland.

"To weave such star you'll need seed beads (for example, size 10-11), beads with diameter of about 2-4 mm, bugles of two sizes (long and short), fishing line with diameter of about 0,15 mm or fireline and beading needle size 11-15. Take of about 1 meter of thread (fireline), put both its ends through the needle eye and follow the cartoon. You can see my other cartoons here: http://katenkin-biser/lessons/indexen... You can buy my patterns here: http://www.bead-patterns.com/shop/sho..."

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