My aunt Gina had sent me a bunch of tubes full of assorted beads, by which I mean they were in all kinds of mish-mashed sizes, colors, and textures. I don't really have a lot of common use for mixed bead lots since my patterns rely so heavily on consistency... but then I had the brilliant idea of using them anyhow! I had a few mixed bags of size 15s that either her or Mom had given me in the past as well, so I set about gathering up my mixed bags.

When you mix a whole lot of beads together it's referred to as 'bead soup', but often enough I believe this is an accident. I myself created bead soup in the past when I knocked my color wheel over and spent days resorting all the colors. Normally I avoid this on purpose, but as with the beads my aunt sent me some people put mixes together on purpose to a theme. Like "pastel" mix with all sorts of colors in that range.

I didn't realize while I was making it but afterwards when I was cleaning up my supplies I noticed some of the baggies were marked Murano Glass. Now, for all my honesty, I can't guarantee that there's beads included in this dress that are Murano, it may have just been the baggies that were marked. I don't know and so Murano's brand name isn't included in the price, but on the upchance that it is Murano I've included the information. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murano_Beads

Size 11 and 15 glass seed beads in assorted colors and textures. Size 11 and 15 glass seed beads for certain in silver-lined brown. Threaded together with brick and herringbone stitch with brown Japanese One G nylon. I altered a bit of the color pattern when doing this version of the dress. The beads that go through the bustline are a single line instead of double. The hem isn't a weird line, instead I gave it a lacey trim.

Bead Soup Confetti Halter Miniature Bead Dress

$100.00Price
  • The original pattern is Japanese - this is my modified version.

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