TUTORIAL Norwegian Fair Isle Rope and Pendant
I'm totally in love with these 'Fair Isle' ropes and pendants.
This Norwegian Fair Isle was inspired by an envy. When I was a young girl I was so envious of a beautiful Norwegian Fair Isle cardigan one of my school mates had...such subtle colors and intricate patterns. Many years later I became a knitwear designer and did my own variations of Fair Isle and here I am now translating it into beads.
The inspiration for turning it into a beaded design came from those amazing artists who do these designs in beaded crochet....not an easy skill to learn! This is a lot easier :)
The rope is worked in tubular peyote around a flexible plastic or rubber tube and closes seamlessly with a hidden magnetic clasp (in truth I have terrible trouble finding the clasp when this one is closed!)
The rope is just shy of 18" long and 3/8" wide.
The pendant is a fully beaded back 18mm rivoli bezel attached to a puffy triangle worked with the same 'Fair Isle' designs which are also used in the bail. It measures 1 1/2" wide by 3" long.
Yes...peyote stitch almost all the way!!!!! (just a teensy strip of RAW).
Step by step instructions with lots of illustrations make this doable by even the beginner beader.
This tutorial is RTS and grants the purchaser permission to sell items made from it...with credit given to the designer (me) of course.