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Friday, April 2, 2010

April Showers bring May Flowers....

But why should we wait?  After all, we are beaders!!  We can make our own flowers!!!

In celebration of the return of the robins, the blooming daffodils, and the buds on the trees, I have designed a set that I named:

Stained Glass Roses

I have already posted the pattern for a delicate, springy tea light cover that coordinates with the set. 

The one page-pattern uses delica beads and cotton quilting thread to create a springy wrap for your tea lights.  The pattern has a full-color graph style beading chart, a color key with suggested delica bead colors and bead counts and a color photo of the finished tea light.

                                                                                                  Stained Glass Roses Earrings

I am planning to post the earring pattern next -- on Wednesday, April 7, 2010.  The pattern will include the beading chart for the medallion and the tube bead, and complete directions for the fringe.  The finished earrings are approximately 3.5 inches long (not including the french wire).  And, yes, those are crystal bicones that you see in the fringe!!!


Stained Glass Roses Cuff/Bracelet

I am planning to post the Cuff/Bracelet pattern on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.  This pattern will have all of the ususal features and will also include directions for adding a decorative button toggle clasp and loop.

 Stained Glass Roses Barrette

The Barrette Pattern will complete the set and should be posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.  The pattern will include the chart for the body of the barrette and the tube bead, and complete instructions for the new fringe design.

So, as you begin to till the soil and get your gardens ready for spring, don't forget about your beading garden.  Flowers are already blooming in my world, how about in yours?


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  1. Very lovely, Beth. Keep up the wonderful work.

  2. These are def great harbingers of Spring- they remind me of the 7 sisters roses that come out here...beautiful, Beth! Aryd'ell


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