hi everyone, i have a friend whose grandma made a bunch of christmas
ornaments that very popular i think from late 70's to early 80's. you
have probably seen the beaded bell, but i am looking for instructions
for the basket or tips or anything like that. i have two pictures one of the bottom and one of the side. any help would be great. by the way this is my first time on the forum so i hope i did this right.
This looks very similar to patterns I obtained from enterpriseart
I notice from posts that posts w/ site addresses may not go through so if you enter the above with the 3 "w"'s and then put a dot com at the end...
I haven't checked to see if this is still an active site but they were a large supplier at one time and I think should still be around-
When you get there click on the free projects menu and patterns
I don't have this basket but I do have a wreath, an angel, gift box, bells, snowmen and gingerbread men. I also have instructions on how to turn them into night light covers for the wall.
I found these when my kids were very small and wanting to do Christmas decor when I was busy making my own items. All are great patterns and pretty easy. If there is not a basket you may be able to take the bell pattern and adjust it a bit to get the basket. The weave should be the same- At least all of these that I have are and they look very similar... If you know RAW you should be able to make them all with little to no trouble even if you have to adjust some bead counts or change bead style.
thanks i will go check it out. i also looked on mary maxim and there wasn't anything there even though i did find the bell there.
Hey, I checked the web address I have for the exact patterns and they are no longer listed... I guess over the years they changed their website...
I do have these printed out and if you want I can scan them in and e-mail them to you... or I can continue to check some other older websites I have to see if they are active.
These are free patterns and again I do not have the basket one- Just those others I listed.
I do know that these are all done in a Right Angle Weave (RAW) and it looks as though the bottom of the basket is too... There are also some similar patterns at Ruby's beadwork... I haven't checked for the basket.
If you find a box pattern you could also adjust to make into a basket.
wow that would be great i appreciate that. well i bett learn raw because i don't know anything about it.
please, if you could? can you fax copies of those patterns to me as well? 785-654-3101
I am loath to take apart Gma Betsy's ornaments.