Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Beadweaving :: Lentil Beads

At Bead Fest this year I noticed there were many vendors there selling beading patterns. I can't actually tell you if it is more than usual as I don't recall looking for them last year, but I noticed a lot this year. 

One in particular, Bead Dreamers, had us mesmerized for some time looking at all the beadwork. I was shopping with Melinda Orr and Linda Younkman and when we spotted a pattern for two-hole lentils called Lentille. We decided that we'd all give this pattern a try. Linda has been most industrious beading this up in several colors already which you can see over on her Facebook page Lindy's Designs

It took us a few attempts to get started as we didn't realize the inside of the bracelet encases the lentil beads as you stack them up in the pattern. But once that was worked out, this actually beaded up very quickly.

The Bead Girl, aka my youngest daughter Anne, went in search of a clasp for the piece once I was done. Not sure I'm loving the sunflower clasp for this, but she was quite insistent that it was perfect. I guess I'll settle for perfect, and I added the clasp to the piece. It really is so much fun to bead with friends even when it is in a virtual way sharing pictures back and forth. 

12 comments:

Maryanne said...

I love this bracelet! I haven't tried the two-hole lentils but I love the original ones. The way the lentils fit together is really cool! I think the clasp looks great with it, btw!

Christine Altmiller said...

Wow! This is fantastic! It has a really nice depth to it. Love the black/silver. I am not sure about the clasp either but I know the genius of Anne, so in a few weeks I am sure the lighbulb will go off and we will see what she sees. Maybe a little tarnish on the sunflower will help?

Memories for Life said...

How fun to get to go bead shopping with your friends. And then have Anne help finish it off.
I agree...it's perfect :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a beautiful pattern. It must be a little challenging working with 2 hole beads. I like your daughter's clasp choice. It adds a touch of femininity that makes it a touch more dressy. :)

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
I love the bracelet and I agree with Anne's pick and with what Val said it does dress it up a bit more. It must have been a hoot shopping and beading with Linda and Melinda.
Therese

Linda Y said...

Love your take on this bracelet and the ending Annie picked it perfect. It is always fun when we have a change to get together and bead and shop! Can't wait until the next time.

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely bracelet!!!
Thank you so much for your comment, dear fiend!!!:))
Have a good week!! my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

BeadedTail said...

I like the clasp and the colors you chose for this bracelet! I've seen those two hole lentils and had no clue what to do with them but now I do!

kimmykats said...

I used this pattern for the A Time To Stitch hop....I made 3 of them...found out when I started the 2nd one I messed up the first time...lol....I thought the pattern went rather quickly. How fun to shop with friends!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Gosh this is SO pretty! It looks so substantial - a statement piece for the arm! I rather love her clasp selection, too!

Shel said...

This is really pretty! What a cool design. I do like the clasp, too, Your daughter did an great job choosing that one.

Becky Pancake said...

I really like your lentil bracelet and I think Anne picked the perfect clasp. I am friends with the Bead Dreamers ladies and I agree that they have great patterns. I have several of them.

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