My blue beaded pebble:http://www.geocities.com/pepperfishness/images/finishedrock.jpg
I felt i had to contribute something to the board before taking inspiration from all the amazing things on here! (this is my first post). I first saw these on this site
and thought they were pretty cool, and i havent seen any similar posts here so i thought i'd share
They don't actually do anything, but my mum uses her rainbow one i made her as a paperweight at work, and mine just sits on my desk looking pretty. I guess if you were really clever you could turn them into a light pulley handle or something?
- A roundish, smooth rock or large pebble with no holes (the one in the pic is about 6-7cm at its widest part)
- Some seed beads
- A beading needle
- About half a day
You'll need to learn how to do 'flat round peyote' before you have a go at this, instructions for this are here
. Also, its tons easier if you work from a pattern, at least to begin with. Graph paper to make your own pattern can be found here
1) First you need to make two identical disks using the flat round peyote stitch that almost cover the two sides of your stone/rock/pebble. http://www.geocities.com/pepperfishness/images/twosides.jpg
2) Next, you need to align the two disks on either side of the stone and make sure the design matches up, so that when you join the two, it won't look odd.
3) I then cheat a bit and use clear silicone adhesive to glue the disks to the stone which saves a lot of time and stops the disks from slipping out of place. The other advantage is that with flat round peyote it can be difficult to get the tention just right, and it sometimes doesnt come out 'flat' - the glue will stretch out any nobbly bits. It should look like a stone sandwich: http://www.geocities.com/pepperfishness/images/sandwichrock.jpg
4) Then you want to carry on working around the disks until eventually, the two sides meet at the edge of the stone. Once this happens, keep beading in a circle around the edges, like you would in circular/tubular peyote (i think thats the right name) until the two disks are joined, and the holes around the edges are closed up. Be really careful at the point of joining, don't pull the thread too tight, and try where possible to keep the peyote stitch running smoothly.http://www.geocities.com/pepperfishness/images/joiningsides.jpg
5) Carefully tie off the thread and tuck any loose ends under the beading and you are finished! Ta Da
Ooo pretty http://www.geocities.com/craftsterstuff/images/finishedrockaboveview.jpg
Hope that made sense... might be a little confusing to beading virgins...
As promised - My Mum's Rainbow Rock! It was my first ever attempt so the stitching is a bit uneven...http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/pepperfish/rainbowrock.jpg
I love your pebble! I don't think I have the patience for it now though. I used to do loom beading and that was soooo tedious!
I <3 your little fishy icon too Pepperfish
I'm a total goldfish geek
i love ur icon too! did u get it from any specific website? i've been lookin around for some peyote patterns but i come across some really cheesy ones..
Hehe yay glad you like it! i made it last week from some old beads i had cluttering up my beadbox.... just doodled it out onto blank graph paper