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beading keychains
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TabithaWaldner message #1
beading keychains
February 23, 2016 at 2:42:59 PM
             Hi everybody. Are there any beaders out there that make beading patterns from clipart images. I make seed bead keychains from those images but because a keychain is rather small even if I do run them through the pattern wizard I still have a lot of work to do. The pattern wizard gives me a good start but then I have to  make a face or reshape parts of the pattern. Would anyboby know if there are images that would work better? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: beading keychains
February 24, 2016 at 3:24:05 AM  (in response to TabithaWaldner message #1)

My appears my response to your earlier inquiry through our form has gone awry...just a guess, perhaps it went into your spam folder.

In the meantime, this is the gist of what I had written to you before:
My suggestion in this case would be to resize your original image in a graphics program to the approximate size (width) you would like your finished piece to be.  (Note, you can't set the height at this time, because if you did, the image would be skewed.  For now, we let the computer determine the correct aspect ratio, but this may change in the future.)  So if you want your keychain to be 38 beads across, for instance, you'd resize your image in your graphics program to be 38 pixels wide, then tell the freePatternWizard you'd like your graph to be 38 stitches wide.  (That option is the second one in step 6, " Use the actual number of pixels across in my image as the number of stitches across. If my image is greater than 500 pixels wide, reduce it to show 500 stitches across.")

You may have to fiddle with the image and your stitch a bit to get exactly what you want, but that really is the best way to handle it.

Also, try to use "better" images.  While jpgs may be easier to find, you're much better off with GIFs, which won't have the stray pixel problems.

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