Thursday, June 21, 2007

Needle cases.

I do loads of things with beads, but bead stitching is still my favorite thing to do and peyote stitch is my favorite stitch. I love how the beads click into their little spots. After doing many, many ring baskets (and I still have more to show!) and the hexagonal box, I made some beaded needle cases. The beaded part can actually slip off of the wooden case. The pattern for this one was in one of Jenny Might's books, though it was so long ago that I made these that I cannot remember which book it was in.

Please forgive that the photo below isn't the best photo ever. I'd have redone it, but it's from years ago and the purple one on the left has been living with my friend Andrea for some time.

I decided to make one with my own pattern on it, but as you can see, I didn't get very far. I like the pattern and should really finish it one of these days.

I don't really use my needle case as such; instead, it's more of a decoration (because I use my sewing book made by Jenn). If you click on the bookshelf photo in this post, you should be able to see it on the second shelf nestled amongst some books on the far left.


iSew said...

I think you should finish that needle case, it's looking very cute.
I have one of Jenn's needle books too. I use it for my monkeys. :)

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

I like the needle cases, very pretty!!!