Photo to Beaded Pattern

A fun little tool from Miyuki to convert your photos to beading patterns We’ve seen a number of beading-pattern-makers over the years – by and large, they seem to not be much fun to use, and try to do too much. This, by contrast, does Miyuki Delicas, Peyote or Square stitch. That’s it. You can also use the Square Stitch option to create patterns for looming. The software is online, and runs in your browser, so nothing to download – except the pattern afterwards if you want.   They have instructions in English here, but I’m going to run you …

I love my dog but . ..

Don’t get me wrong – I adore my dogs, but $1.8 million for a doggy diamond collar? I’m sure you can make something just as nice with crystals that won’t leave you tearing your hair out when your beloved scratches it off and hides it under the couch. Now here’s a site where the artist is celebrating dogs by making beaded images of dogs, in the form of little pouches/purses. I particularly like the way that she has extended the dog’s face off the square of the pattern in many cases – truly thinking outside the box. (Link to the …