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Monday, August 2, 2010

BEADING MYSELF OUT OF A CORNER



Last week I managed to bead myself into and out of a corner. A few years ago, I was playing with the Russian Spiral Stitch and made these cute little wreaths. If you aren't familiar with the stitch, here is a tutorial: http://www.tarnhelm.com/NeedForBeads/RussianSpiral.pdf
Inspired by my class with Marcia DeCoster at Bead and Button and Laura McCabe's book "Embellished Beadweaving," I came up with a different decoration for the green wreath. Every way that I attempted to fasten the decoration to the wreath was so tortuous that I couldn't ask students to follow them. I was about to tear out my hair!
Here is the new decoration with a band that was to wrap around the Russian Spiral. That didn't work either, but it might make a cute ring.
Finally, I think I have a way to add the new decoration to the wreath. I am so relieved!

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