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Hello,

I'm just checking in to see if word charts for peyote seed beading are any nearer to being available. I was just diagnosed with lung cancer and I'd really love to do that project that I used stitch board to create...it'd give me something to do during my long chemo sessions too.

Thanks
Kimber Cole


May I please be upgraded to bigger graphs to please.

Thank you on advance

Tabitha Flores

Sue,

Welcome!  Smile

Using a photograph for something as small as a cuff bracelet isn't impossible, but may prove to be very challenging.  If you take a large image and try to make it very small for something like a bracelet, you run the chance of losing all definition in your pattern, where your photo turns into blobs, rather than defined shapes.

Also, as you've noticed, the freePatternWizard only asks for the desired width.  Once it has the width, it will make the length according to the size of the image, so there will be no distortion.  If you were to set your own length according to what you want, you'd likely end up with a very elongated or very squashed image.  That's why the freePatternWizard does the calculations, so the aspect ratio of the image is always correct and there is no distortion.

As for the exact number of beads, that depends on which beads you're using.  For instance, 11/0 beads in Delica, Japanese seed beads and Czech seed beads will measure very differently from each other, despite the 11/0 designation.  (I hate to say it, but I've even had 11/0 Delicas measure differently from other 11/0 Delicas, where one color had thicker beads than another!)  The best thing to do is to work your stitch and see the count of your beads, similar to working what's called a swatch in knitting or crochet.  You can then decide what your measurements will be to fit the size of wrist for which you want to make your pattern...adult, child, etc.  Smile

Ty,

Welcome!  Smile  Feel free to post pictures of your work...we love to drool!  Smile

I posted eight FREE soap making books for Kindle for today...grab them before they're gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

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