This business card sleeve was created from a pattern my Bead Angel, Pat Tipton aka Mama Hen, had originally created. She asked me to make some patterns using her design. I think this came out just gorgeous.
This pattern was beaded up by my Bead Angel, Sandra Cheney.
Legend of the Cherokee Rose
When the Trail of Tears started in 1838, the mothers of the Cherokee were grieving and crying so much, they were unable to help their children survive the journey. The elders prayed for a sign that would lift the mother’s spirits to give them strength. The next day a beautiful rose began to grow where each of the mother’s tears fell. The rose is white for their tears; a gold center represents the gold taken from Cherokee lands, and seven leaves on each stem for the seven Cherokee clans. The wild Cherokee Rose grows along the route of the Trail of Tears into eastern Oklahoma today.
I have created this pattern in three different versions.
BEGINNER- using either Brick Stitch or Peyote to make the increase tip and attaching it to the main piece. This also has a tutorial for decreasing.
INTERMEDIATE-includes increase and decrease tutorials
ADVANCED-Just has the graph. (Word chart available)
This pattern has alphabetic characters for the bead color to make the word chart easier to read.
On the pattern pages, I have provided you with:
- A full page and a half pattern
- A list of suggested supplies
- Complete bead counts
- Word Chart with starter strip available
- A picture of the finished piece
- No Basic stitch instructions are provided
- Approximate Finished size:
- 2.25 inches wide by 3.5 inches long
- Supplies Used:
- Delicas 11/0
- Peyote or Brick Stitch
- Pages to Print:
- 2 no word chart or 8 word chart included
- Skill Level:
- Intermediate to Advanced (must know how to increase and decrease in peyote or brick stitch)