Some of you know already that I am taking a course from a Russian beadweaving master, Galina Pchelkina via biser.info.
I took it because I felt stuck in peyote and bead embroideries, like sitting in a comfort zone for all too long. Russian beaders are insanely versatile in their use of techniques! Anyhow, I joined the course. First lesson was simple (chains), so was the 2nd (cab settings). The third was a plain nightmare: Right Angle Weave in combination with strict following the pattern (I was seriously considering dropping out, but Galina kicked my butt). And here is the lesson four. I loved it!
All patterns that have been used are copyright of Galina. I just have added some personal touches to them, but all the credit should go to my teacher.
The Other Sister Boleyn:
A fragment of a necklace that I have to finish (hope to get my carnelian beads soon!).
You must be able to speak at least some Russian to take the course. It is free of charge, open for registration until May the 1st.