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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Beaded Beads II

These beads were designed by Diane Fitzgerald, and are from the April/May 2012 issue of Beadwork.  Aside from a finicky start to the thread, they worked up easily; to give them a firm shape I stuffed a bit of cotton between the two halves before sewing them together.  I made the one on the left first, although the pink and green are not as bright as I wanted.  The spiral design made me think of peppermint candies, so of course I had to make a second one in red and white.  I'll think of something Christmasy to do with it.

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