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Fruit Reticules
strawberry reticules forever 
15th-Aug-2006 08:52 am
So I made my strawberry pattern and have cut out the body of the bag. I'm going to do a thin layer of quilting and bead the seeds onto that to give it that slightly quilted look. It was funny studying a strawberry last night, but I did realize that the seeds are in a defined diamond pattern: a row of evenly spaced seeds, the next rows seeds offset to the middle of the previous row, like so:

So I was all set to start beading but then realized I'd brought the wrong needle to the beach - doh! Oh well, I've got my seeds marked at least.

Anyone want to weigh in on what I should do for seeds? The real seeds are a sort of yellow color and oblong, so I was thinking either bugle beads in gold or maybe freshwater pearls in off-white. Any thoughts?
15th-Aug-2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
I vote for pearls - I personally think it'd be more elegant but I do have an admitted partiality to pearls ;o)
15th-Aug-2006 04:35 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I think you ladies are right, pearls just seem like a better choice. Now I've got to see if I still have the seed pearls I got at the jem show a while back.
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