Jane Davis

The transparent quality of the beads in this piecc is accentuated as you open your journal to make an entry and watch the sea horse illuminated from behind. The ocean background can he completed either by following the design chart bead by bead, or by gradually changing the colors without a chart (as was done in the sample).

The journal measures 6V2" x 6" and the beadwork measures 2" x 2'/>".

1/2 gram Japanese tubular beads, dyed matte transparent dark amber, Delica #777 (for sea horse) 1 gram Japanese tubular beads, dyed matte transparent amber, Delica #781 (for sea horse) V* gram Japanese tubular beads, matte cantaloupe, Delica #852 (for sea horse) 1/2 gram Japanese tubular beads, transparent dark tangerine, Delica #704 (for sea horse) 2*/2 grams Japanese tubular beads, lined green/lime. Delica #274 (for backgroundl 21/2 grams Japanese tubular beads, emerald gold luster, Delica #125 (for background) 2»/2 grams Japanese tubular beads, lined green/teal luster. Delica #275 (for background) 2V2 grams Japanese tubular beads, silver-lined teal. Delica #(507 (for background)

2>/2 grams Japanese tubular beads, lined crystal/green aqua luster, Delica #238 (for background) 2'/2 grams Japanese tubular beads, lined blue AB, Delica #77 (for background) 21/2 grams Japanese tubular beads, semi-matte silver-lined medium blue, Delica #693 (for background)

21/2 grams Japanese tubular beads, luster cobalt, Delica #277 (for background) White beading thread size B Beading needle size 10 Journal Exacto knife Cutting surface Metal ruler Suede leather scraps l3/-»" x 21/4" clear rigid plastic or

Plexiglas™ Thick while glue or leather glue

ROWS 1-2: String forty lined green/lime beads.

ROW 3: String one lined green/lime bead, skip the last bead from the previous row, and PN'BT the next bead. See Fig. 1. Repeat across the row using all lined green/lime beads.

ROWS 4-76: Continue in peyote stitch, back and forth, following the design chart. Weave in ends.

With an Exacto knife and ruler, cut a W x 2V4* hole in the center of the book cover. Cut a piece of plastic, or Plcxiglas, to fit the hole and glue it edge to edge in the hole, flush with the front of the cover. Center the beaded piece on the front of the cover over the plastic and. using thick white glue, secure it in place along the edges where the beads extend onto the cover. See Fig. 2.

Cut a leather frame 3" x 3Vj' with a P/2* < 2V4" window (the sides of the leather will be about Va" wide). Cut two strips of leather 'A" x 3J/2" and two strips of leather 1/4" x 2Vz\ Glue the longer 'A*-wide strips of leather along the beading and the shorter 'A" strips above and below it. See Fig. 3. Glue the frame over the leather strips and the beading. Carefully line up the edges of the leather so they are flush.

Dyed mane transparent dark amber. Det-u #777

Dyed maue transparent amber. Ddica «781

Matte csrtatoupe. Dclici »852

Transparent darte ta^enne. Dclica »704

Lined gretn/limc. Delia »274

Emerald gold kmer. Defeca «125

Lined gre«n/teal luster. CM-a »275

&hrer>iine4 teal, Defeca »607

Liced cryitalfgrcen aqua luster. Delica #238

LMdbiwAB.Del.ca »77

Semi-mat» stlver-lmcd medium blue. Deitca »693

Luster cokalt. Dei ca »277



Dainty Violets Teacup and Saucer

Elizabeth Gourley

Spot of tea. anyone? Get your pinkies ready! This tiny teacup will make you feel quite grand. The Japanese cylinder beads used to make this teacup give it the look of fine bone china. It's a mar\'elous addition to anyone's teacup collection.

The finished cup measures 1" high and V4" wide. The saucer is in diameter.

White nylon beading thread size D Beading needle size 11 or 12 Scissors

Sixteen Japanese tubular beads, silver-lined violet. Delica #610 Nine Japanese tubular beads.

lined lime green, Delica #274 Four Japanese tubular beads.

lavender, Delica #73 One Japanese tubular bead, opague yellow, Delica #721 4 grams Japanese tubular beads.

lined gold. Delica #042 7 grams Japanese tubular beads. Ceylon light yellow (off-white), Delica #203

ROUND 1: Using doubled thread so that cup will be stiff, string fifty gold beads. Do lot make a knot. Weave in the ends later. PNBT all fifty beads to form a ring.

ROUND 2: This round is done with Ceylon light yellow beads (off-white) in the tubular double drop peyote stitch String two beads. Skip next two gold beads from Round 1. PNT next two gold beads. See Fig. 1. Repeat this stitch all the way around ring. Make sure ring of beads stays tight.

ROUND 3: Same as Round 2. Keep beads tight and make sure they go down, and not out, from the ring.

Figure I

ROUND 4: PNT the first two beads from Round 3. String two beads, skip two beads, and PNT next two beads. By Round 4, you will know which two beads to PNT because they will be the ones from the round beneath and they will be sticking up higher than the two beads you skipped from two rounds before. On every other round at the beginning of the round, you must PNT the first two beads from the round below before stringing the two beads.

ROUND 5: Same as Round 3. except start colored beads according to the design chart. Hie colored beads can be started just about anywhere on this round.

Opaque yet'ow bned lime green


Ceylon light yellow (off-white)

Detail of Dainty Violets Teacup and Sauccr

Keep working in the double drop peyote si itch, adding colored beads as shown on design chart, until Round 21.

ROUND 21: Decrease one bead every third stitch for a total of three decreases. Decrease by stringing one-bead instead of two. See Fig. 2.

ROUND 22: Do not decrease. Work in double drop peyote.

ROUND 23: String one bead in the three decreases from ROUND 21 and decrease three more times in between the three other decrease stitches.

ROUND 24: Same as ROUND 22.

ROUND 25: String one bead for every one stitch instead of two (pey-ote stitch).

ROUNDS 26-28: Same as Round 25.

ROUND 29: This round starts the foot of the cup. String two gold beads for every stitch (double drop peyote).

ROUND 30: String one gold bead for even- stitch (peyote stitch). When you are finished with the round. PNT the gold beads of both Round 29 and 30. This will form one stiff, straight round of gold beads.

ROUND 31: This round starts filling up the bottom of the cup. You must work with the cup upside down. PNT until thread is coming out of one of the Ceylon light yellow beads (off-white) along bottom edge. See Fig. 3. String one bead for each stitch (peyote stitch), rhis round is hard and awkward.

ROUNDS 32 33: Same as 31. but not as hard and awkward.

ROUND 34: Decrease every other stitch. For the decreases on this round, do not string a bead, just PNT.

ROUND 35: Do not decrease. There will only be one or two stitches left on this round. PNT last beads. Tighten thread and close up hole. Weave in end.

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