Well here we are, Christmas Eve, all the baking is done, presents wrapped, food shopping done and vegetables prepared for the big day. My living room looks like Santa's grotto, and the house smells of spice and oranges.
Part of my preparations was to make some new ornaments for the tree, which I have done while taking a short break from the book. I had some designs running through my head driving me mad, and with this break, I've been able to work them out and get them going.
The first is the Solstice ornament. I originally made this in brick stitch, but it was easier in peyote. However I've written the tutorial to show both stitches, so you can choose your preference. I love the open design of this, which, if caught right, allows the lights to shine right through it. Lovely!
Next is the peyote/brick stitch 3D star. There are a lot of these available online, so I wasn't sure if I should write the pattern, but to get the beaded design across I will have to. This is a last-minute make though so I haven't had the time to write it all up yet, and so far only one is complete. The second, a green one, has about an hour of work left on it.
In the meantime, I'd like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas, eat, drink and be merry, and in the New Year I should be able to update this blog more often.
I'm Teresa, the designer and writer of the tutorials you see, and a bead addict.