My mom requested I do another one in this style, with a better hat, for her friend Amy's birthday. They've known each other since my mom was seven years old, she says she'd be honored to present this gift.
This is done with size 11 yellow and black glass seed beads, as well as black glass bugle beads, and black plastic 3mm beads. Black nylon thread. These bugle beads tend to tear/cut through the nylon thread a little too easily for my tastes, so I double or triple threaded most of that area to try and help prevent it. Dress pattern from the Japanese book "Miniature Beaded Dresses".
The hat pattern I bought from [link]
. Not the easiest to follow instructions, but in the end it came out very cute. Uses the special "really, really round flat peyote", even count peyote, and netting stitches. Black nylon thread here too.
Need more 3mm beads... sigh.DressColors:
2 1/4 inches tall, 3/4 inch waist, 1 1/8th inches across shoulders, 3 inches across hem (flat)Time:
1 1/2 inch across brim, 1/2 inch tallTime: