In 2008 - if I am not very much mistaken - I made a bag charm for my sister.
Unfortunately she lost it earlier this year and I decided she should have a new one for her birthday in July.
|I knew her favourite handbag is brown and her wardrobe in general consists of mostly warm colours. Also she had passed her driving test not too long ago and the St Christopher is kind of traditional in my family for either in the car or on the keyring ;) I had been itching to try the Temari bead from Diane Fitzgerald's book "Geometric Beadwork & Beyonde" for quite a while and this seemed like a good opportunity ...|
|So this is how it started -
just 19 more of the little triangles to go now ...
|After making 10 of the beaded triangles the first half can be zipped together, a welcomed break from the repetition. Weaving all the thread ends in, two from each triangle, is a challenge in itself though.|
|With the next 10 little triangles finished the second half is woven together.|
|And this is the finished Temari Bead, stuffed with plenty of cling film to make sure it keeps it's shape.|
And the whole bag charm with two Peyote tubes, one as charm and one as "ribbon" to hold the St Christopher. All fitted on a chain with some added Labradorite rounds, beads of all descriptions and crystals to flesh it out a bit.