I’ve recently joined the green and growing community and this is my first post with this months theme being Hanging Planters.
I made this a few months back, using hama (melt) beads in a peyote stitch. I’d never made anything like it before and it actually wasn’t as daunting as I first thought. I used this great tutorial from Silverhill Design. It has a simple, yet excellent video to help you understand.
Clear nylon was used for the bead threading and I used pink cotton cord for the ‘hanger’ part. I used a needle to wiggle my way up through the beads on either side with pink cord. Just don’t use one too thick or it won’t be a smooth ride! The glass tumbler I used inside is tubular – it does not taper like a drinking glass. This helps keep the stitching neat.
The succulent is Crassula ovata, or lucky jade plant. I was the lucky one, finding this broken stem which I will soon pot up.
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