Here is a picture of what I have accomplished with the afghan so far.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
One of my favorite places to shop online is Artbeads.com. They had some very good sales recently and I decided to order new beads. I don't know yet where these will end up but I am enjoying looking at them right now!
Garnets, seaweed quartz, opal quartz, fancy jasper and my favorite of the bunch black sardonyx! They are beautiful!
I have not been beading so much during the summer. We have been camping and busy attending motocross racing. My two sons, my daughter and her husband and two of my granddaughters are all involved with it so that is where we end up most weekends!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
I love these earrings and love how they swing on my ears. They are perfectly weighted and I love the sterling silver they dangle from. Aren't they cute?
Ran across a poem and makes me think of getting busy beading and the joy that comes from finishing a project. I did finish the bracelet below. I received the order I made and was able to complete the project. It sparkles so nicely.
Here is the poem I wanted to share with you.
I wished to shirk my task one day:
I much preferred some pleasant play.
But when the work I'd once begun,
'Twas full of interest, joy and fun.
The dust removed from off my books
Brought happy thoughts and cheerful looks.
Weeds, in the garden, put to rout,
Made beauty blossom round about.
Why use my time and strength and skill
In hard-wrought play, to serve me ill?
Why from sure pleasure should I shirk,
Since there is play in pleasant work?
Written by Benjamin Keech
Monday, March 12, 2007
I had to do an online search to find the beads too, because my niece no longer sells beads at Polarbeads.com but I got lucky!!!! I found more of the color that I needed at Land of Odds. Check out Jenni's newest handcrafted creations, Bears by Jen, she is making cute, cute little collectible bears!
I am following a pattern I found in Bead and Button's magazine. It is fun and not hard at all, so I am going to count out more beads, correctly and then start a new colored bracelet while I wait.
Using the traditional chevron chain stitch designer Yvanne Ham adds her flair to it and produced a beautiful flowery looking bracelet just in time for spring.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
I love the colors and used Swarovski beads to give her a bit of sparkle at the bottom of her "kusbuck" or dress-jacket. She is a dancing Eskimo with a beautiful head dress on.
The headdress was what I had trouble doing. After several attempts and having to pull out the beads each time, I learned that I need to finish the basic rows first and then go around the edge to put in the beads that extend out giving her hat a long fur trimmed look. The ladies that wear these dancing hats make them so beautiful and are finished with long fur. I am not sure what kind of fur though, maybe wolverine.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I have been busy doing others things besides beading so not much to show for beadwork. I did complete this set of earrings. It is one of Jenni's designs.
Jenni has 530 bead patterns now that you can buy and download. You can order this polar bear pattern HERE.
Several things have kept me from beadwork. We just got a new granddaughter on January 23. I took time to knit a little for her. She is so sweet. Another is my sister had an cranial aneurysm rupture on December 27th and that has been filling my thoughts. I have been reading about things related to her recovery. I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Seattle with my two sisters to see her too.
I have been listening to one of my favorite radio stations while I do beading today.
WPIL 91.7 FM. If you get a chance to, visit their station and listen. They play Gospel and Old Country. On the top right side there is a Click Here to Listen Live link. It's good music to bead to.