Friday, December 1, 2017

Today's Tangles

This is my Christmas variation of Angie Shade's "Confettus" pattern which is posted HERE at I just added a holly leaves next to some of the bobbles.

"OV-Shield" is by YuRu Chen and the pattern can be found HERE on her blog. It looks complicated but once I gave it a try, I discovered that it's quite fun to draw.

I like "Gardenia" so much that I drew it in two different colorways. I drew mine on a pencil grid which made it much easier to keep everything neat and orderly. Each flower goes in one square of the grid and each pair of "trumpets" goes in a square between two flowers. You'll find the step-out for this pattern HERE on the Zapletkano blog. It's the very last one on the page.



  1. Tangling is probably not something I'll get into because I have so many other crafty interests (plus I just discovered DropDuos and Quarter Tilas) but I do kind of like looking at your pictures.

    FYI, I found out about Supply Emporium on Etsy from your blog. I placed an order earlier in the week and I got the package like 2 days later. So thanks for the recommendation, they're great!

    1. I had not heard of Quarter Tilas. What can you do with them? Have you seen any patterns for them?

      Yes, Claire is pretty great, isn't she?

    2. I am on Deb Roberti's email list (I guess for Around the Beading Table?). In one of her emails, she offered some ideas on modifications of at least one of her existing patterns to use quarter tilas instead of half tilas for a narrower end product.

      They must still be really new as it is hard to find them (Fire Mountain doesn't have them yet, Potomac Beads does have them but didn't have pictures last time I looked, and they were listed but all out of stock at Caravan Beads; I bought some on eBay to play with).

    3. I guess I missed that email from Deb. I just happened to notice that Red Panda has Quarter Tilas this morning while looking through the new arrivals. They're on THIS page.