My slight obsession with beads means that I often buy beads when I don't actually *need* them. Well, who does actually need beads...???
So, I bought some big tubes of bead soup a while ago, I think I ended up with 6 tubes of 24g of miyuki bead soup - just size 11 beads... nothing fancy, but some gorgeous colours.
Quite often I sit down with some beads with no idea what the finished product will be and just 'doodle' with beads (or beadoodle, as I like to call it).
I didn't have a plan when I started off with this, but I ended up with a bowl, looking rather like this!
It's a little flexible, but holds it's shape nicely, with a rolled-edge at the top for stability. It measures about 7.5cm across at the top.
The bowl is made using a mixture of peyote, netting and right-angle-weave - it's quite a multi-stitch project, but it has been great fun to make. So much fun in fact, that I made three!!
I'm not sure they actually have much of a practical purpose, due to the holes in them, they're not massively useful for storing beads... but they are quite handy for putting earrings in at the end of the day.
I plan to write a tutorial for making these cute little bowls... I'd love to hear what you think about them.