Useless Facts On A Woven Piece

I just finished the body of my newest piece, a Panda. 


The piece measures 2 1/2in. x 3 1/2in. I used 15 different bead colours and a total of 2,619 seed beads. I also used just over 9 feet of thread. It is done in even count peyote stitch and it took me two weeks to finish because I work in twenty minute increments, after that time I have to give my eyes a rest.

I really enjoy all types of bead weaving!

jojewel jojewel
56-60, F
10 Responses Apr 8, 2010

That turned out beautifully! I love bead weaving as well, though I've never done a picture quite like this. Just some simple patterned bracelets. I was thinking about doing some cute woven Christmas designs though, like wreaths or Santa Clause faces. ^^

Very pretty and I admire the skill and patience that it takes to weave those very small beads. How very lovely. What size seed bead do you use? Do you ever use bugle beads? Do you weave crystal bicones, etc. Looking forward to reading more about your bead art.

If you do decide to try it, buy a Bead and Button magazine. The have instructions for each of the weaving stitches in every issue.

Ok, well I might just try ...Im familiar with some beading and have done it, in other ways, but the weaving beading never tried have now inspired me to do just that;)...anyway..beautiful work jojewel:)

Thank you Littlepurrr! I'm sure that you could do it too. The trick is to start off with something easy. It's fun when you get the hang of it.

wow, thats gorgeous and artistic and amazing! I dont think I could ever do that..hehe Ive done some miserable little bracelets..ha! My collar's off to your immense patience and talent jojewel. thanks for sharing that! purrrs. Very impressive, still looking")

Haha! That's why I tell everyone who wants to try it to start with the cheaper seed beads that can be found at Walmart. Then if you really enjoy weaving it is worth investing in the Japanese seed beads because they do give a better result.

They sure do come in beautiful colours, Des, but they are dang expensive. I just got an order in today. $52.00 for 10 7.5 gram packets.<br />
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Thank you Frito! Actually, when you get the hang of it, it is very relaxing. I really enjoy seeing the design take shape with each new row that is added.

I love Pandas...don't know if I'd ever have the patience to bead weave but I enjoy seeing your lovely works! :)

All I need to do now is attach the fringe. Yes, I'll post a picture of the finished piece. If you do decide to try it, Destry, start with something easy to see if you like it. I started with very simple designs using beads bought at Walmart. Then, if you enjoy it, you can start using better quality beads. The beads most often used are Miyuki Delicas.