greetings from the land of beads.
summer has been a magnificent adventure; on the other hand: if you're not having fun you're doing something wrong.
not long ago, while putting out new inventory, i noticed a theme:
i find the colour choice interesting because i was beginning to think about what avenue i might explore for CALC's upcoming member show. this year the colour is: true blue.
"they" say opposites attract. there may have to be a random orange bead in my project somewhere. <snicker>
spiral stitch was on my least liked list for a long time because all the ones that looked really cool; you had to add one. bead. at. a. time. so a 3" section took 8 hours (or at least if felt that way). joining a bead group has helped with that. we have done several projects that involved a spiral stitch and i have watched these beads be transformed into a finished piece! yay me
recently a customer came in needing assistance with a russian spiral stitch. this was another example of an easy spiral that produced tangible results fairly quickly. by adding 3 beads at a time you get inches done before you realize it.
so i decided to make a necklace instead of a bracelet. i added a peyote toggle and there you have it; a finished piece!
what are you working on this summer?
do you have multiple projects in a variety of stitches or techniques?
i seem to go in phases. one week wire projects, the next ear rings. then i might get an idea on a different colour palette for a stitched project i have already done and try it out.
these three samples are the same stitch, half tila herringbone by CristalPan; changing the pattern slightly by moving what colour goes where and you get 3 different bracelets. i added a button or large bead cap as the clasp.
on one of these bracelets there is something different; guess correctly and get 10% off your next in-store purchase!