I have finished my beaded donut project. Well, the donut part of the donut project. I still have to make a necklace to hang it on.
Both sides are so pretty I see it as a reversible pendant. Basically it's a bezel for a donut. I was attracted by the star in the center. I'd never seen a donut done this way before. I used a 40mm stone donut (I don't know what kind of stone), size 11 and 15 seed beads in metallic brown, and size 15 seed beads in silver lined light topaz. The pattern calls for delicas. I do not have a local source of delicas, so I used the regular Japanese 11's and adjusted the pattern accordingly to make up for the larger size in the beads.
The pattern for this is on the French blog Bienvenue Chez Fly. Look for the November 8, 2009 post. I can't link to it because the way she has her blog set up the link changes when she adds a new post. You will need to click on the picture of each pattern page, then save the picture on your hard drive, or print it.
I finally got the elusive Miss Turkey in my camera lens. She started running just as I clicked the pic, so part of her is blurry. She sure is a shy one!
Excuse the mess behind her. A moose keeps knocking the bird bath off its pedestal, so in the interest of keeping it from breaking (it's developed cracks), I've decided to leave it that way for now. Oh, and the moose also keeps knocking over that little feeder. I'm starting to think about replacing my paint gun, though after watching Jack Hanna on Good Morning America this morning and his deadly encounter with a Grizzly Bear, I'm wondering about pepper spray.
Have a nice evening.