jennionenote asked: Hi there! I saw your peyote stitch bracelet (it's awesome btw!) and was curious if you could give me some advice. I want to buy a pattern from Etsy that involves size 11 Miyuki Delica beads...what would you recommend as thread to use for it, and what type/size of needle? I've never done this before but I'm very eager to learn :) (And the seller didn't respond to my question, so I'm trying to find anyone else who might know, haha)
Hi! Thank you!! <3
I’m only a newbie myself, so I hope this helps:
I used nymo thread which is a non-twisted nylon monofilament that is available in a variety of sizes and colours which means you can chose a finer thread (O or B) to work with smaller beads like the 11 miyuki delicas and a colour that will (or won’t) stand out with the palette of beads you’re working with.
The needle should also be the finest you can find, because you’ll want to go through the beads several times and the finer the tread and needle, the less chance the bead will crack. Usually beading needles are not flexible and about 5cm long. I use a size 10.
If anyone is experienced with beading work and wants to help please don’t hesitate! We want to learn!! :D
We can’t Giggle… by ~FashionAtelier
Hello, fellow Sherlockians!
This design was created to celebrate the soon-to-start shooting of the third series!
Making this took me a while and I tried to make the wallpaper as close as possible to the real one, but the scale is already twice as wide as my last beadwork, so this was the closest I could do!
Why 221B’s smiley face? Because the ending of the second season ripped our hearts to shreds, but Sherlock’s coming back! So here’s to more indecent giggling at crime scenes, knowing smiles, indulgent grins and smug smirks.
After John forgives him.
This design uses delica beads in 6 colours, and is to be woven in peyote stitch. (I kept the pattern with 53 stitches across so you could see how the pattern repeats.)
Feel free to use the pattern for yourself but don’t forget to credit! Also, I’d like to see how yours turns out, so please let me know if you use it!
Mona Lisa Bracelet by ~FashionAtelier
This is a delica beads bracelet woven in peyote stitch. The original pattern was designed Diana Hiott and the it was published in the Bead and Button magazine, Feb 2007.
Took a while to make, but I love it so much! <3
Felt Flowers Hair Clip and Brooch by ~FashionAtelier
This time instead of a pair of clips I made just one and paired it with a brooch. The hair clip is as long as the others (9cm/3.5”), and the flowers are still made of 4 layers of felt and flower stamens.
The brooch is made of 3 different kinds of felt leaves, two polymer clay acorns and 3 flowers that match the hair clip. :D
White Flower Hair Clips by ~FashionAtelier
These are a pair of 9cm (3.5”) long hair clips at which I attached 5 white flowers each. The flowers are made of 4 layers of felt and flower stamens. :)
The LotR shirt should be finished next week, yay! :D
A big HELLO! for everyone who’s following me. I hope you’ll enjoy your stay!
This was loosely inspired by Elizabethan fashion, and is one of the cases in which the fabric preceded the design. The whole outfit isn’t complete yet (I can’t decide what type of ruff would be better! Suggestions?).
It can also be found here, on my dA.
I’ve had it in mind to create several LotR tunics/shirts, so this is the first; inspired by Elrond and Legolas’ clothes from The Fellowship of the Ring.
I still have to draft the patterns, but it’ll be easy compared to the embroidery work.
OHGODIDON’TKNOWHOWTOEMBROIDER! This will probably be one of the easiest to make.
“No, I think I’ll keep it.”
We all know where it end up. :D
Whoa whoa, wait. Is that really who’s skull he has?? Please say no.
I don’t know actually; we were ever given an identity. But don’t despair!
Sherlock’s only reference to it in the first episode when John points out the skull is saying “Friend of mine. Well, I say friend…” and that’s all we know about it.
The skull obviously reminded me of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but I didn’t want to go for the usual “Alas, poor Yorick!”. Victor isn’t in the series (so far) and I think many Sherlock fans believe in the possibility of Sherlock dating Victor (whether with romantic intentions or simply experimenting in Uni) and again that reminds me of Hamlet because Hamlet and Yorick had been involved (“Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy (…) Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft.”) and in my twisted mind it all seemed to fit, so SORRY FOR THE SCARE!
TL;DR: Don’t worry, it’s probably not him in the bbc canon. :D
(then again… Moffat!!!)