You know what I have learned? First not to start a beading project with emotional stress, Second make sure when you print a pattern you are not running low on ink so that you are unable to see the pictures clearly, Third there is a difference in beads and cheap is not good! When I got past those three things I truly loved this pattern so much that I have made a second (for a contest no less) and have plans for a third.
NEDbeads is the home of Nancy Dale and all her awesomeness. She is the most amazing beader and once again I have been lucky enough to stumble upon not only a women with the kindest heart but a budding friendship. Her Trellis Pattern is truly phenomenal! It is a large pattern but with that I can assure you that every little detail is covered and the only way you won't succeed is if you are in the earlier state I mentioned. It is extremely adaptable too. Here is the first project I started not only using her pattern but a grouping of beads she sent me for a pick me up.
See those gorgeous netting beads...Yeah they are AWFUL!!!!! Totally uneven and have really sent me into a tizzy! BUT they are the perfect color for this chain so as you can see I have trudged on. I had to eliminate some of the steps in the tutorial because of it but I think it is looking gorgeous. AND yes those are Juli's of Julsbeads. I love them!!!! I will be working on this one for the next few nights if I don't throw them tiny little evil beads across the room!
This is the second necklace I have made for the Maven Meld. Yes I have sent the picture to them and although I have kept it simple I truly love this piece! That's all that matters right?
See how it matches Guinevere? I love love love this pairing!!!
Please also take a peek at the gorgeous Lila earring tutorial of Nancys which I would have been able to show you if I had bought the right chatons!
Hugs and Blessings