The Challenge, Box 8

Flower – Little Bead Boxes – Julia S. Pretl

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Box #8 is called “Flower”. Another favourite, this pentagon shaped box was really fun to bead. I worked on it a few hours every day since the beads for it arrived. I didn’t time myself but it took at least the length of 4 movies, 1 episode of Boardwalk Empire and the first 2 seasons of The Big Bang Theory to complete.
The word map in the book had a few errors in it, at row 10 of the sides of the box. Download and check the errata here if you have this book.

I only used 2 of the colors listed in the book but I still used 2 shades green for the leaves and I chose to make the flower on the lid purple instead of red/pink as in the book. I’m happy with the result except perhaps for the fact that the dark purple kinda blends in with he dark green of the leaves.

Materials used:

  • 8 mm Dark Silver Vintage Pink round wooden beads for the feet.
  • S/L Smoky Amethyst AB 11/0 seed beads
  • Matte Op Dk Grey AB 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads #0884
  • Pale Violet Lined Crystal Luster 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads #0080
  • Tr Smoky Amethyst AB 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads #0173
  • Dyed Op Olive Drab 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads #0657
  • Spkl Beige Lined Chartreuse 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads #0908
  • Peach Topaz Gold Luster 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads #0102
  • Dyed Light Apricot S/L Alabaster 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads #0621
  • Spkl Antique Rose Lined Crystal AB 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads #1745
  • 6 lb Fireline, smoke

# broken beads 0
# broken needles 0
# broken threads 0

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