For the last few weeks I have been battling the beads!! - seed beads!! Each time I have a go I end up with as many on the floor as there is on my desk!!! Is it because I am only at beginner stage or is this just the side effects of working with these little blighters?! I'm quite sure my keyboard can't take any more sneaking their way in behind the keys. Soon it will be jammed! Nothing a gentle tap (with the rawhide mallet!) won't cure Im sure!! ha ha
The first project I embarked upon was a Peyote Stitch bracelet by Good River. Not even knowing Peyote stitch before purchasing this Tutorial, it was a great help. The bracelet itself isn't wonderful, but I think of it as a 'befriending' the beads experience!!
The first version had a much smaller clasp on. After some helpful advice (sometimes you cant see the wood for the trees can you?!) I added one of my heart clasps. Much chunkier and more fitting!!
My second Beady adventure is still work in progress. I have to buy some braid and elastic.
Again, the third 'Beady' project is incomplete. I have been working on it today and hope to finish it tomorrow! This was created using a Tutorial kindly sent to me by Jackie at Feelingstone Gifts.
Working with the beads has been very enjoyable - even when I superglued my fingers and kept snapping needles!!! - but I do miss the wire!! Especially the Sterling silver wire that arrived last week and has been calling ever since!! I'm so excited to use it that I am sure I'm going to botch whatever I try! ha ha
I also have two tutorials at various stages of completion. One is for a pair of earrings - a very basic pair - and the other is for a pendant.
I have so many things incomplete my other half would have a fit if he knew!!! He has to write a timetable and schedule of events if we even go out for the day(Grrrrr)!!! We are off to Whitby next weekend - for Halloween. We will visit the Abbey where Brahms Stoker is said to have gained inspiration for his book 'Dracula'. I hope to get lots of pictures of the Gothic Abbey with a view to bagging lots of inspiration for my silver wire, we'll see!!!
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
- Edgar J. Mohn
- Edgar J. Mohn
Thanks for reading, and for your proverbial kicks up the derriere!! Keep them coming, heaven knows I need them every once in a while!!