2017-02-23 08:56 #0 by: Marinas Mix

I love to make bracelets in peyote with a pattern, usually with a cat so for the purpose to create a pattern I can work with I use a program called beadtool 4

Here you can download Beadtool 4.

In the free version, you can do everything except save and print your designs.

This is how it looks when I´ve just opened the program:

When I want to draw a pattern first I select the technique, I'll use:

Then what kind of beads, I should use.  

Now I set the length and width of work:

After that I just start playing around

 I set zoom to 200%, to make it easier to see, what to "paint" and I seek out the colors I want to use.

Here you can search either in color or bead number  

Now it's time to start painting pattern. Today, it is a cat pattern in peyote

 When I have finished "painting" I choose the preview and see how it looks. Here I can also choose how I want the pattern printed, just as image or text, which reads line by line how many beads of the  colors  I choosed.

The program provides beads designation A-> depending on how many colors you have chosen. The program has also figured out how many beads I need of each color. 

When I am fully satisfied with my pattern, I save it as a PDF and print it and get beading.