I was mesmerized by the Tuscarora beading that Lynn at Beading Heart Art has been showing on her blog. The Tuscarora are part of the Iroquois Nation and live in the Niagara Falls, New York area. I've probably mentioned before that I have always felt some connection to Native Americans despite the fact that I am 100% of Italian descent. Every Tuesday on her Tuscarora Tuesday posts Lynn has been showing some absolutely gorgeous examples of this type of beading. When she decided to take a class and graciously shared a tutorial on this technique, I jumped in and gave it a try.
Now, my butterfly is by no means perfect, but I am quite proud of myself! Go take a look at this shot of Lynn's piece, and you will have a better idea of how it should look! If you love the beading as much as I did--go back and look at all her Tuscarora Tuesday posts-you won't be disappointed!