The Beaded Week 56

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This morning I started writing a new post about the Baroque Tape Measure when I noticed that my finished tape measure didn’t look like the picture in the tutorial. I then realized that I had somehow not seen that the tutorial went on for 3 more pages and I had stopped and finished the work, omitting the 2 final rounds. So I went back and added the missing beadwork and took new pictures.

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This is the Baroque Tape Measure. The design is by Sarah Cryer. I bought the pattern from her Etsy shop here. The pattern is a bit pricey considering I’m not likely to make another one of these but it is a very nice pattern. Very clear and easy to follow.
I made mine in fuchsia and bronze  because I got a very pink tape measure (the place I ordered the tape measure wouldn’t let me specify the color) and as you can see it shines through a lot. In retrospect I wish that I had not picked the matte bronze seed beads. It looks a bit dull. But compared to the plain tape measure it sure looks a lot flashier. I can now measure in style!

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This is the Emma Bangle, a free pattern by Sabine Lippert. You can download the pattern here.
Mine turned out a little bit too big so at some point I will have to redo it. I think it looks very cool, it reminds me of a bicycle chain. Stitched with the new Sonoko thread so it is a little stretchy. Perfect thread for making bangles.

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I have a lot of leftover fabric from hemming our new curtains and I wanted to make little drawstring gift bags. And since I do not own a sewing machine I used the leftover iron-on hemming strips that I used to hem the curtains. It was a little fiddly but I did it!

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And finally I put this pair up for sale in my Etsy shop.

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