Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Weekend progress and maths

I spent time at DBF's over the weekend so didn't make huge amounts of progress on MW but all progress is good.  I did realise that I'd started the squirrel in the wrong brown but decided that since he was going to be brown and not blue/green/ pink etc it wasn't going to a problem and just makes my MW a little more unique :)


One week today I turn 40 and I'm going to have a giveaway so I thought I'd share a pic with you that gives you no idea whatsoever what it is but at least shows it colourful :)




When I posted my stocking finish a couple of weeks back Silverlotus asked how much my small beading projects can cost so this is as good a time as any to answer.

I'll use said stocking as the example as it only uses 3 colours and becasue it's from Jill Oxton I know how many beads of each colour were used which makes it a little easier.

On average a 5 gram tube of Delica's contains 900 - 1000 beads and for the stocking I needed 408 white, 144 green and 234 red.  Using Spellbound for prices the white cost £1.50, green £2.25 and red £1.85.
So going on that and rounding up/ down to make it easier the white cost 75p, green 38p and the red 89p giving a total of £2.02 and I have plenty left over for other projects like the one above, the red and green are the same ones.

Hope that answers it for Silverlotus






4 comments:

Julie said...

Squirrels in my garden are grey so any brown is different LOL

Interesting facts about the beading project.

Daffycat said...

Squirrels here are a brown much like the one you stitched. I think he looks great just the way he is!

Ooo...the beads are pretty! I will be watching for that birthday giveaway!

Rachael G said...

Yes I was going to say my squirrels are grey! And any uniqueness is a good thing!

Silverlotus said...

Thanks, Lindsay! Sounds pretty affordable to me. (Like I need a new hobby!)

And Happy almost Birthday. Mine's today. I'm 35. Ouch. :(