Walking Stick…pattern progress

This is it, I’m happy with the colors and pattern. I will repeat this pattern to cover the blue felted  area on the stick.

Walking Stick Pattern
Walking Stick Pattern
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New Pattern

Well that did not go as planned!  The original bead pattern, that I carefully drew on graph paper, is a failure.  I got 3 rows of done, tried it out on the walking stick and decided ” I do not approve. ” So… after taking apart the offending beadwork I restarted sans pattern.  I’m liking this ,only 4 rows in but I think it is a keeper.

new design
new design
new design
new design

New WIP Beaded Walking Stick

While clearing undergrowth last spring I decided this piece of Diamond Willow was perfect for a bead project.  It has been stripped of it’s bark, dried, lightly sanded, and has 3 coats of mineral oil.

Now to start the beading. I drew a basic design on graph paper, picked out some of my favorite colors and wrapped a piece of felt on the stick to mark the area to be covered. I will be using 3-bead brick stitch.  It is one of my favorite off loom stitches as it moves along quickly. This should be a fun project.  I think should drill a hole for a hand strap, off to get my dremel!

New WIP
New WIP

New WIPNew WIP

“NEFERTARI”

WIP is now complete!!  I found a great name, thanks to some ideas from readers.

Nefertari – Most Beautiful -Egyptian

"NEFERTARI"

 

 

 

 

 

close up
added ruffle instead of fringe

 

This has been a fun project, thanks for following along.  I already have the next project ready to start.  I will begin gathering beads and trinkets tonight.  The plan is to photograph the whole process this time.  Again, Thank You!

deb