Monday, 5 March 2012

More Beadwork

Someone in our local craft group expressed an interest in making an amulet purse with my help so I thought I should maybe make one to test the design to see if it was 'beginner friendly'.  These can be made using a variety of beadwork stitches and fortunately I have a book giving lots of ideas. This one is made using brick stitch which obviously she will need to learn first but on the whole I think it would be reasonably straightforward to make once the stitch has been mastered.  I've used a mix of matte and shiny beads which give the design some variation and I left the bottom edge open so that it could maybe used as a scarf holder - a tip which was passed on to me by another friend - thanks for the idea.


  1. Val what a fabulous purse...great idea for the scarf


  2. This is beautiful Val, in lovely colours. I hope your friend like's it.

    Sue x

  3. WOW!!!!!!!! Gorgeous Val - love the colours and absolutely everything about it..........

  4. lovely colours, hope your friend manages to do it ok! the scarf ring is a great idea

  5. The colours are gorgeous & the different shapes of beads are delightful. I don't think I dare start to bead as there are not enough hours in the day.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Fabulous creation Val, love the colours:)
    Val x