|Beads and other projects
||[Aug. 30th, 2004|05:44 pm]
Craft Mavens, Arteests and Gamer Dorks
So, after searching and searching and turning up nothing, I've come to the conclusion that the beadwork dreamcatcher instructions I've been using have disappeared from the internet. I still have the printout (though I'm missing the first page, but that was mostly a picture of a completed dreamcatcher and introduction - all the actual instructions, I have) and I'd be happy to make copies for anyone who'd be interesting in trying it out. I've also made several of them, so I can easily demonstrate the technique (which is actually fairly straightforward anyway). In my search, however, I found instructions for Spinster's Dreamcatcher, which I think looks really cool, especially since I'm into the whole spider thing, and I think I'd like to try making one sometime.
I also found some instructions for a beadwork bottle (actually, a bottle enrobed in peyote stitch beads), and I have a book that has some ideas that could be applied to doing that kind of project. I'm planning to get some Ty Nant bottles (it's fancy spring water that comes in beautiful blue or red bottles, depending on whether it's carbonated or still water) and cover them with some kind of bead netting.
And finally, I also found some fairly good instructions for constructing a simple bead loom. This one I'm definitely going to do, but probably in a couple of weeks. For now, I've plenty of other projects I'd like to work on. But I'll give you a heads up as to when I'm going to do it in case anyone else is interested and we can work through it together. I will probably want to decorate mine somehow, but I need to figure out how and what would be appropriate. I do know it needs to be something that won't rub off while I'm working the bead loom. *grin*