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« on: May 01, 2013 02:14:39 AM »

As part of the WWP 43 All Around the May Pole swap http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422292.0#axzz2PZFPb175, I made my partner, hawkeyes_girl a May Pole Beaded Pen.








Circular peyote stitch, size 11 delicas on a G2 pen.  The ribbon is attached with a super thin bit of copper wire salvaged from a scrap length of heavy duty grounding wire.

The pattern is seamless, and the first pen wrap pattern I designed myself!  I wanted something sort of random, so it would look like a real May Pole after people enjoyed their time ducking and weaving around it with the ribbons.  So it's more realistic than colorful diamonds. 
Word to the wise- don't even bother trying to design something when sick or taking cold pills.  I couldn't seem to figure out a way to make it work until I felt better, then it all fell together so quickly!! 

Greens and blues, like ocean tones, were my partner's favorite colors so I kept with the theme on the pen.  I really like the way it turned out, and so did she! 
 
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013 05:38:14 AM »

The beadwork is so professional looking! How many colors did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013 07:03:49 PM »

Thanks! 
Only six different colors.  Three shades of blue and three of green.  The light blue and green didn't look as different in the picture as in life- same with the middle and darker shades of blue. 

I'm really horrible at getting good pictures, and my apartment's lighting doesn't really help.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013 06:05:15 AM »

Very impressive bead work!
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013 11:45:18 PM »

Thank you!  Smiley 
I'm really excited now, two of my friends want may pole pens now.  Smiley  I have a blue and yellow variation as well as a different shades of purple one in the works!
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