Intro: Mother Bead
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.
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.
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.