This week I made baskets for my Bolas eggs from last week. It ended up that my eggs are way too big for the baskets I made, but I still really like what I came up with!
My starting row had 1 blue Delica, 2 pink Delicas, 2 pink 11's, 2 purple 11's, 2 teal 11's, 4 green 15's, 6 magenta 8's, 4 green 15's, and 1 teal 11. I then started the increase side by adding two teals and a purple. It ended up being 38 rows around but I could have made it a little bigger with no problems.
First I made the solid color basket. It is a Big symmetrical Bola made with 15's, Delicas, 11's, 8's and 6's in my favorite bead color.
It was a little bit floppy when it was done and didn't really look like a basket, so I took the top few rows and folded them down into the top part of the Bola to make it look more basket like. It wasn't what I intended to make, but trial and error is part of beading! I made it work!
After I finished the "Big Bola" basket I knew what to do to make the basket I had envisioned. I was tired of using one color so I choose from the colors I had out when I made the eggs. I used 15's, Delicas, 11's and 8's to make the second one.
Next week I am going to make something based off of the idea of "Embracing Bolas Canastas by Friderike Strassman" The info can be found in the Unit 2 of Learning in the Facebook Group "Cellini Peyote Freaks".
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Thanks for Reading & Happy Beading! -Beth