Sorry this is blurry. The weather when I had access to the camera was less than cooperative.
So. First try at getting a beaded barrette to come out right. Here’s my current list of things that Need Working On.
1: Fitting the pentagons together works best if I leave off the last-row beads on one side, but I still need to determine if I need to leave both point beads off, or just one of them.
2: Need to figure out a way to trace the shape onto the leather that leaves a little less extra leather on the edges.
3: If one face of the beads looks better than the other, mark it somehow so I make sure that side is glued down.
4: The differences in color between the center pentagon and the two flanking it aren’t as intense as I intended. Will need to consider that in the future.
5: Check the upcoming weather reports given glue temperature requirements so I’m not left hanging for half a week with it not quite done.
6: Figure out if there’s any way to speed up the beading, because this took a lot of hours to put together. And if I want to do more of these, it’d be nice if I could bring the time investment down to the point that it was salable for a reasonable price!
Comments, suggestions? 🙂