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This is a bead I designed for people who have a Mother with a 'Pandora' style bracelet.. I wanted to design something that someone who likes to make things could make for their Mother, that would look good on the bracelet , but could also be individual.
I would be very happy if anyone would like to improve on this.

Step 1:

I went out and bought the material, some needles and embroidery thread. If I were making this for my Mother it would be blue, but she doesn't have a Pandora bracelet so I've chosen pinks.

Step 2: First Stitches

Here is the stitching.

Step 3: Sizing

Here I have cut the material to the size of the bead.

Step 4: Bead

Joining the ends to make a 'bead'.

Step 5: Last Stitching

The background has been filled in and the thread cut.

Step 6: Wet Bead

Because I am so slow and inept at embroidery the bead became dirty andI had to wash it after I had finished. I had stitched at home and took it when I visited my Mum interstate - it came in useful when I was stuck on the Campbelltown train and had to ignore the women swearing at HER Mum on the phone.

Step 7:

I borrowed my neighbour Yvonne's bracelet to take the photo of the finished bead.

Step 8: Glue

I used five minute 2 part epoxy with toothpicks to make the inside and sides of the bead solid.
By putting the glue on the toothpick I put the glue on the inside and one end of the bead, the next day I put the glue on the other end. Hopefully the glue will protect the ends and insides against rubbing.
what kind? where?
you should use glue!
Neat idea, it looks really cute!

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