A Win = Beaded Rope Number 2!

This week I realised that I had a won a giveaway competition over on the Make and Craft Blog. What did I win?

Seed Beads by Gutermann

One of these tubes of lovely beads πŸ™‚

It arrived in the post a few days later – so full that the top wouldn’t fit and the beads were spread all over the bag. (Not that I am bothered – the more beads the better ;))

So what would I use them for?

That was easy really. Having completed my first beaded rope bracelet I was really keen to have another go. WhenΒ  I posted a picture of my first go on my Facebook page Mary Anne andΒ  Miss Beatrix suggested that I should use as many colours as possible. Well here it is.

A pretty rainbow of colours.

A pretty rainbow of colours.

I started off threading the beads on randomly but didn’t like the effect so ended up sorting them all into their colours. There were a lot of different colours so ended up making the decision to graduate the colours, going from lighter to darker.

The lighter end....

The lighter end….

....and the darker end.

….and the darker end.

To be honest I am not sure about the overall effect. I am, however pleased with the way I executed this.

What do you think?

What do you think? Spot any mistakes?

The beads are a smaller size the ones I used previously so I had to use a much smaller hook (size 1) but still managed to get into the swing of it easily enough. My only mistake was to twist the odd bead somehow, can you spot any?

I can see how people can get hooked on making these – expect a few more popping up! Would any of you be interested in a tutorial so you can have a go? It is truly addictive and not that tricky, honest.

I hope that you all have headed over to Handmade Harbour this week to join in with the giveaways as part of the centenary celebrations for Handmade Monday. There have been some amazing things up for grabs so if you haven’t looked, I suggest that you go now!

I am now heading over to check the other blogs and catch up on what everyone else has been up to this week. Do come and join me πŸ™‚

44 thoughts on “A Win = Beaded Rope Number 2!

  1. CatkinJane

    I really like the way you have sorted the colours; though I might have been tempted to make the ends/join (very technical talk this) part way through the dark (or light) to make it appear more circular (if that makes any sense!)

  2. Gertie

    The rainbow effect is stunning. You must have had the patience of a Saint and really nimble fingers to make the bracelet. I couldn’t do it !!!!

  3. freespiritdesigns

    So beautifully made! I can’t see any mistakes at all and i love the cheeriness of the rainbow effect πŸ™‚ x

  4. Alison

    Congrats on your win. I love the bracelet you’ve created and the colours look great the way you’ve graduated them. I would love to see a tutorial on how to create one. It looks fun but I image it a bit fiddly maybe. Thanks so much for visiting my blog I’m going pass on your suggestion of sticky tabs to my friend. She wanted people to be able to keep the flowers so that may be the answer. Have a crafty week.
    Ali x

  5. Susie

    Wow, to think you won the materials, very cool. I can’t really imagine how to make it so a tutorial would be nice, altho I don’t know if I can work with those tiny beads! It’s stunning, I love the rainbow effect. My sister in law does amazing little beaded things. I’ll have to show this to her.


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