5/16/07

Beaded Box


I haven't done a pattern in a long time and it's been even longer since I've done someone else's pattern, but julia pretl's beaded boxes interested me enough to give one a try. I've changed the colors completely, but other than that I've stayed with her instructions.
This is the base for the smallest of the hexagonal boxes and it's taken me about 6 hours to do it. It's only 26 rows, but it increases in each row, so although you start with just 6 beads, you end up with 54 beads in the last round.
I think I'll save the sides for tomorrow!

7 comments:

janet said...

Do you get eye fatigue from doing that?

Beautiful as always!

beadbabe49 said...

no, not eye fatigue, but sometimes hand fatigue...

thanks!

mm said...

I love sid-pointed stars so was really glad to find this. Beautiful.

I imagine making something like this must have an almost meditative effect? Or am I wrong?

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, mm!

although I often find beading to be meditative, in this case having to follow a very complex pattern, which changed on each row, kind of stopped the flow I usually associate with meditation.

Anonymous said...

I like the color you chose for this pattern--very engaging.

Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

may I ask where you got the pattern from? i am always in awe of beaded boxes and would love to make a few of my own. I haven't been able to find a pattern for one that doesn't include a wooden or cardboard box under it to glue it to. I was hoping for a brick or peyote stitch. As much as I can see from your pic, i fear trying to make one without any help. I'm only 8 months into beading so far.

beadbabe49 said...

The book is called, Little Beaded Boxes by Julia Pretl...it's not hard to follow but it's very time consuming!