Ideas for Future Bead Alongs on Beading Daily

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KipperCat wrote
on Sep 5, 2011 4:29 PM

Jen, you asked for suggestions for future bead-alongs, so I started this thread.

How about a large medallion of some sort?  These examples all have free online tutorials, but not in English.  At any rate they're examples of what I have in mind.  The Spanish would be fairly easy to translate, but not the Hungarian!

 Emilia pendant - tutorial in German, but with very clear thread path

Palmetta pendant   http://orsigyongyei.blogspot.com/search?q=palmetta

Seville Medallion and a necklace made with it

http://unmundodeperlas.blogspot.com/search?q=sevilla 

Kolen pendant - probably too complicated to do from Hungarian, but at least lots of photos

http://ewagyongyosvilaga.blogspot.com/2011/08/kolen-medal-minta-kolen-pendant-pattern.html

14mm rivoli

3x5 rondelle

3mm crystal bicone

3mm fire polished

15/0 seed bead

11/0 seed bead

11/0 delica

8/0 seed bead

 

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Beadiecat wrote
on Sep 5, 2011 5:46 PM

Ooohhh...I love that Palmetta pendant!  Or the Seville medallion!

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KipperCat wrote
on Sep 5, 2011 7:58 PM

Cat, did you notice the Palmetta includes beadcaps?  I think I'll try this one.  I have lots of odd findings that i never use since all i want to do is beadweaving.

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YvetteF3 wrote
on Sep 5, 2011 8:18 PM

Love, love, love the Palmetta! Thanks, KipperCat, like I don't already have enough patterns I want to try! Guess I'll be checking all of these sites out.

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Beadiecat wrote
on Sep 6, 2011 7:50 PM

No, Kippercat, I didn't notice that.  I wonder if there's a way to do it without them, I can't buy anything.  hmmm.

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KipperCat wrote
on Sep 6, 2011 10:23 PM

Cat, I looked at the diagrams, and it seems the caps are just decorative.

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quekpeggy wrote
on Sep 7, 2011 4:30 AM

Thanks Kippercat, you have really stirred up my appetite for bead weaving. 

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Ruth. wrote
on Sep 7, 2011 6:54 AM

I think we should do a pattern mash up. Taking 2 separate Beadwork projects and mix them together to make one new project.

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on Sep 7, 2011 8:16 AM

Ruth, have you seen or heard of the Bead Mavens? They are a group of beadweaving artists who are actually having a Maven Meld challenge right now: the idea is to use two different patterns and mix them together to create a new beaded creation! You can read all about them on their blog:

Bead Mavens Blog

But that's a great idea for a future challenge! Maybe take a couple of projects from Beadwork magazine and mash them together? I like it!

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on Sep 7, 2011 8:18 AM

I think a medallion would be a great idea for the next Bead Along! Those are all beautiful, and I'll see if I can find a few more for us to choose from that are in English, ha ha ha!

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Ruth. wrote
on Sep 7, 2011 9:09 AM

Jennifer

I got the idea from the Bead Mavens, but couldn't find their blog to say where I got it from and kept thinking Beadweavers from Etsy and didn't want to attribute it to the wrong group, etc. It's a great idea and I have a few of their patterns, but alas not enough to do a project with them. Beadworks pure volume of patterns is enough to mash something together so it was just a suggestion. 

If you go with the medallion,from the free pattern here, I already have one made, LOL.

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on Sep 7, 2011 10:40 AM

What about this project by Jean Campbell? I'd love to try it!

 

It's a combination of a medallion and beaded beads!

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Chibabies6 wrote
on Sep 7, 2011 12:33 PM

I like that one too!  And this one has a nice beaded medallion style to it too..

http://www.interweavestore.com/Beading/Projects/Iris-Medallion-Necklace.html

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on Sep 7, 2011 12:51 PM

That's a beautiful piece (and one that I had considered, too!) but it's a paid project, and I just want to make sure that everyone can participate. (Although with the big StashBuster sale going on now, I think the cost for that project is just under $3.)

Would anybody else want to purchase this pattern? It's really a gorgeous piece, and one I'd like to do, too!

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KipperCat wrote
on Sep 8, 2011 4:58 PM

I would prefer a free project.  I like the necklace by Jean Campbell a lot, and it wouldn't kill me to do some stringing. Wink 

There are all kinds of great projects in Beadwork that I've never done.  If we do go with a paid tutorial, perhaps we could talk an individual pattern maker into a group price.  I'd even do the asking.  Many of the Hungarian and German beaders publish their paid tuts in English as well, like Vezsuzsi

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