IMPORTANT PURSE FRAME INFORMATION
Just when I thought it was safe to go into the water I found
that another piece of text was omitted from the book. A tiny
piece of text but a very important one! I needed to explain why
the frame numbers I list in the book may for different frames
than the ones you see in most of the photographs. The explaination
is very simple and one that makes me angry every time I think
of it. The company who imported the frames decided to drop ALL
but one of the frames I used. Almost all of the beautiful beadwork
was finished at this time and I was afraid I would have to scrap
the entire book. After tears amd much gnashing of teeth I went
on the search for other frames and thankfully there is another
company importing them now. The new frames are made in Europe
instead of Asia and are of a much higher quality although the
price is about the same. I redrew the patterns to fit the new
frames. If you have a frame (new or antique) you would like to
use just lay it on the pattern and see if it will fit. The patterns
in the book are as near to actual size as it is possible for
me to make!You can easily add vertical rows or remove them.....
just remember to keep the count an EVEN amount of rows. Lay the
frame on the pattern and draw around the inside. You will need
to leave two beads all the way around to fit inside the channel
on the frame.
IF YOU WANT THE NEW EUROPEAN FRAMES
BE SURE TO TELL YOUR STORE THAT YOU DO NOT WANT THE ONES WITH
LS IN FRONT OF THE NUMBERS... EXCEPT FOR LS64! YOU MAY FIND THE
NEW ONES PREFACED BY THE LETTERS "BG" OR "HI"
THESE ARE THE SAME FRAMES, JUST DIFFERENT DISTRIBUTORS.
You can order almost any frame from Bag
Lady Press. They import most of the frames on the market.
There are links at the top of the page to pdf file that show
the frames in actual size.