"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman



As promised, todays post is about a finished beading project. I started this ornament cover months ago but it got set aside for other things--like the extremely busy summer. I got back to working on it last week and finished it Monday night.

The pattern for this cover is in Karen DeSousa's book Accent On: Regency Collection. It's named Medieval. The main stitch used is netting. I used 4mm Druks that are a sort of marbled light sage with browns for the round beads. They almost look like some kind of jasper. I also used size 11 brass-lined seed beads, and size 15 seed beads in a matte green.

I used some gold 6mm glass pearls and some pale green 10mm bi-cone crystals for the embellishments.

The pattern actually calls for size 14 seed beads which I just couldn't find around here, so I used the 15's and adjusted the pattern. The original has 6 sets of vertical sections. I put in 5 and adjusted the amount of pattern repeats between each accordingly.

All in all, I'm quite pleased with it. It will make a very nice addition to this years Christmas tree.

Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. Wow, that is beautiful! Looks like it weighs quite a lot, too, very solid and well, medieval!

  2. Thank you Laurie. Surprisingly, it is not heavy.

  3. That is very pretty I love your beadwork.

  4. Very lovely! It certainly does have that "chain mail" look to it. :-)

  5. waouuuu ! very lovely ! very beautiful