(I'm writing this early and scheduling it to post on the appropriate day because I'll be crunched up uncomfortably on the second leg of a VERY long haul flight on the reveal day so I won't be able to have a look at any of the other blogs until I find an internet cafe.)
For this hop we were challenged to create something from a graphed chart, word chart, or picture chart using peyote, square, RAW, or brick stitches.
I got a little over ambitious with my project and decided to create my own chart, by hand, from a picture. This is the picture I chose :
It's a bit fuzzy and I can't remember where it came from (I really should do a reverse image search so I can credit the photographer) but what a pretty face this little fox has.
I downloaded a blank 2-drop peyote chart from firemountain gems (you can find it here) and meticulously coloured each bead until I was happy. This is my completed chart :
You are most welcome to use this chart for your own beading creations but please don't copy or publish the chart in any shape or form, changed or otherwise.
(NB There's only supposed to be 7 basic colours; green, black, orange, yellow, white, brown and red, but because I did it over a few nights I occasionally forgot which particular shade of a colour I was using.)
I realise that there are applications and software out there that could have automatically done this for me but I wanted to work from grass roots just to see if I could. Only problem was that it took me so long to create the chart that I needed a break from looking at the flippin' thing!
One day I'll be able to look at foxy again but meanwhile my fingers were itching to actually get to beading, so I bit the bullet and used a chart (this one) from my favourite chart-lady on etsy (wolfdendezigns).
I know! Complete anti-climax (giggle)!
These little phoenix (what will be) earrings took me seemingly forever - brick stitch is my nemesis and I either avoid it completely or convert it to peyote - so I am very happy that I actually finished them without throwing a complete tantrum. (And there were a few tanties and some interesting language along the way when I was working on my foxy chart).
Thank you so much to the wonderful hostesses Therese and Christine for including me.
Please be sure to visit the other participants blogs for significantly finer makes than mine! Thanks for popping by xxx
List of participants:
15-Nelly May (you are here)