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.