Thursday, November 17, 2016

2016 Project: Beaded bead #23

There are only three more beads left to blog about this year! The next one I post about will be in the month of December!

 This time I made "Hexagonal pillows" beaded beads designed by Valerie Hector.  These beads are on page 53 of Bead & Button magazine December 2008.


This bead was fun and fairly easy to make- so I made three of them! The largest is made with 3mm glass beads- I love the way it looks like honeycomb. The small teal one is made with 11's, and the mid sized one is made with Chinese glass faceted rondelles about 2x3mm in size.


I was really happy with the way the ones I made turned out. I didn't really realize when I started that the actual beads are flatter and more hexagonal in shape than the pictures in the magazine show.



The pattern for these pillows can be found:

In the December 2008 issue of Bead and Button magazine - available from Kalmbach publishing for $5.99,

The pattern alone is available as a pdf from Kalmbach publishing for $3.95

In the book: Project: Earrings: 44 Designs Using Beads, Wire, Chain, and More by Kalmbach books (this link takes you to the Google books preview of this book- which happens to be the Hexagonal Pillow Earrings pattern)

The pattern is also in the book: Creative Beading Vol. 5: The Best Projects from a Year of Bead&Button Magazine by Kalmbach books (this link takes you to the Google books preview of this book- which has the Hexagonal Pillow Earrings pattern)

3 beads to go!

My remaining deadlines are:

 (3 left) 12/1, 12/15 and 12/29!


Thanks for reading and Happy Beading! -Beth

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