Sandra D. Halpenny was one of my first introductions to bead weaving. I was introduced to her designs on the now defunct Ready to Bead web site which kitted and sold designs from many well-known bead artists. All of Sandra's patterns are available from her web site and she is also an active Facebook poster. These kits were a great way to learn bead weaving because everything I needed was in one place (even the thread) and the directions were usually super-clear.
One of my first purchases was Sandra's 2006 Snowflake Collection:
|Sandra D. Halpenny's 2006 Snowflake Collection|
|Sandra D. Halpenny Snowflake #11|
Imagine my surprise as a rookie beader to read Sandra's instructions to dip the snowflakes in Future floor wax to stiffen them. And it worked beautifully.
Sandra consistently updates and offers new patterns and it has become my yearly holiday tradition to try one of her new snowflake patterns. This year it was Snowflake # 79:
|Snowflake #79 Pattern|
And below you see the work-in-progress when I had dipped them in Future Floor wax. Who'da thunk it?