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Gwen's Gems - Using Stencils for Beaded Mosaics

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Gwen's Gems - Using Stencils for Beaded Mosaics

I have absolutely zero training as a mosaic artist, but from what I've read you generally start by laying out a pattern on your substrate that you'll fill in with the tesserae, or in this case, beads. What better place to start than with a stencil? I took the Five Hamsas Stencil by Jessica Sporn and picked one that I thought would be fun as a beaded design and stenciled it onto a piece of chipboard.

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