|My Skull Bracelet|
As you may know, besides my knitting, I am an avid bead weaver. I really enjoy making seed bead rings and especially bracelets. I do make the occasional necklace, but I sometimes lack the patience to complete them.
Seed bead jewelry is a very time consuming process. I use nothing more than a very fine beading needle, some thread and seed beads. There is no base material or fabric. Each bead is sewn to the bead before, in some cases, beside it. You can think of it as drawing pictures and creating patterns one pixel or dot at a time. The time it takes to create a piece depends on the complexity of the pattern, width and length of the piece.
I also like to use a cool or unique beads as focal points in my work. A great example is when I stumbled across these fantastic skull beads online. I absolutely LOVED them and had to have them. For what, I wasn't sure at the time, but like may things, I can always find a use and a space. Eventually.
Etsy shop or as an instant download through PayLoadz. In both instances it's a *.PDF file you can open on any device or computer.
On a whole, this process is much less time consuming than the other style of bead weaving I do. A bracelet such as this one would take usually under a couple hours to complete.