Sunday, July 1, 2012

YES! Project 6 for Beading Babes is Revealed....I'm So Exicted

The wait is over .......Project 6 with three selections has been revealed by Karyn of Beading Babes.....

Welcome to Project 6 
Beading Babes!

This month I have decided to challenge you...which is what this group was aimed at doing!
This Project we have 3 spectacular projects on offer - all to challenge you in techniques you may not have already tackled.

You will note this project I have also included the techniques used in the designs and the project level (i.e. beginner, intermediate etc) to help you when deciding which project/s you might like to tackle.

Just a reminder that you don't have to complete all of the projects listed below. You can do as many or as few as you like... you can even do more than one of the same's up to you!

Also please discuss the projects on our Facebook page or on your blog and feel free to post your progress shots too... the more bead chat the better!

So without further ado here are the projects!


1. Retro Daisies by Janice Chatham
(Bead and Button -  April 2012 - page 88)

Techniques: Crossweave/Fringe

Project Level: Beginner


4 x 4mm round crystals in 2 colours (total of 8 beads)
40 x 3mm round firepolished beads in 2 colours (total of 80 beads)
7-8g size 15/0 seed beads (colour A)
2-3g size 15/0 seed beads (colour B)
2 x jump rings


2. Ripple Effect Cuff by Sherry Serafini
(Beadwork - June/July 2011 - page 31)

Techniques: Backstitch embroidery, peyote, brick-stitch edging

Project Level: Intermediate


5g size 15/0 seed beads (A)
5g size 15/0 seed beads (B)
5g size 15/0 seed beads (C)
5g size 15/0 seed beads (D)
5g size 11/0 seed beads (E)
10g size 11/0 seed beads (F)
3g size 11/0 cylinder beads (G)
144 x 4mm fringe drop beads (H)
46 x 3mm glass rounds 
68 x 400 pearl rounds 
1 x 25-30mm cabochon
1 x bar clasp
2 x 7 beading foundation
2 x 7 Ultrasuede


3. Soutastic Soutache Earrings by Amee McNamara
(Bead and Button - June 2012 - page 22)

Techniques: Soutache bead embroidery

Project Level: Beginner


1ft (30cm) soutache in 3 colours (total of 3ft/60cm)
2 x 6mm hex cut beads
4 x 4mm fire polished beads
2 x size 8/0 seed beads
4 x size 11/0 seed beads (colour A)
1g size 11/0 seed beads (colour B)
4 x size 15/0 seed beads
2 x 6mm jump rings
1 x pair earring findings 


I hope you like what I have chosen for this project.
Many of you had mentioned that you would like to try soutache and bead embroidery so this is your chance!

I was considering including a necklace as a 4th project option so if you are keen for an additional design then please let me know as soon as possible as I already have one in mind!


The reveal date for Project 6 will be
Sunday 2 September 

Happy Beading!


I had wanted to do the Soutash pattern and had pulled it from Bead and I will give it a go.  As a quilter....I should not have a problem with cording.  :)

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