|Printed cotton from 1860|
from PastCrafts Etsy
Then came the arrival of a new bead to play with, this time the Dragon Scale bead, next in the series of beads developed by my lovely friend and bead artist Sabine Lippert. There is no end to her inventiveness and I am enchanted by the Dragon Scale, a tiny flat diamond of sparkly glass with a hole at one end. With the textiles as inspiration I was soon playing, and I confess that more urgent tasks were completely ignored while I had a play with my new favourite bead.
Dragon Scale bead single strand bracelet
ZigZag Garland bracelet
The downloadable pattern is available here. Or choose the printed and wait for the post version here.