I secretly love patriotic holidays! This could be because I was born on Independence Day (US-July 4) and get fireworks on my birthday. Thank you to all our men and women who have made the great sacrifice,
I also enjoy the extra day off to spend time with family and friends, not that I actually had time to do anything bead-worthy...
Anywho, today is Thursday and I owe you something from the vault. It is a bajillion degrees(give or take) with humidity levels that would make you barf, literally, in New Jersey today, so to cool us all off a bit, today's From the Vault is a Christmas ornament.
Once you get the caps done for the top and bottom, this pattern is adaptable to any type of weave you want to use as "filler". This one happens to use the ever popular daisy chain to connect the caps. However, this cover is not removable, so don't accidentally break it when you put it in your carry-on bag to take with you to visit whomever you may be visiting...not speaking from experience or anything... :)
This one uses black, gold, and AB pinkish-red Japanese seed beads, and 4mm AB Swarovski bicones in a pinkish-red.
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