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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Beading on a Chilly Day

I can't think of a better way to spend a chilly day than to be wrapped up in my favorite quilt, a pot of peppermint tea on the table beside me, a favorite old movie on the t.v. screen, and of course my current beading project in my lap.

I won a huge lot of seed beads from an eBay auction a few weeks ago. I received 22 hanks of seed beads for only $35.00!!!! Whooo hoo, what a score. However, I was still missing some colors that I wanted so, I took a trip to my favorite bead store and bought 8 more hanks for $25.00. Not as good as a score as eBay, but it was worth it for the instant gratification of having my beads in my hand vs having to wait a week for them to come thru the mail. And, I love this store for seed beads. They have a fantastic variety of colors and sizes of beads.

So from both these purchases, my current project on this chilly day is a raw cuff bracelet. The inner portion of the bracelet is made with beads that remind me of variegated green/blue yarn. The beads on the hank are all in different shades of blue and green. So I just slid a strand off the string into a bowl, and the bead jump up onto my needle in what ever order they choose. The edges of the bracelet are green. They are made from the eBay purchase. I am planning to make a peyote toggle clasp. So far this bracelet is looking great. I can hardly wait to see the end results.

If you get the chance stop by my website. "Bead Between The Lines." You just might find something that you like or something that inspires you. And, please, take a moment to sign my guestbook.


http://www.picturetrail.com/bead_between_the_lines

7 comments:

Nature's Prism said...

That's great that you got all those beads for $35! When you were describing how you were spending your day it sounded so comforting. Tea sounds good!

bterrier said...

I can't wait to see some pictures!

Mare said...

You are a true beader - I love to bead but don't get to do it as often as I like. Your description of beading in front of a good movie with some tea near by was perfect. I can't wait to see your pictures. And the fact that you make your own patterns - you are my hero! Looking forward to reading more!

Princess said...

Beading sounds like fun!

cindyj1982 said...

I only wish I had the patience to sit down and work with beads. As a child in school, my friends and I would do some bead work. Now, I have enough patience for maybe a chance to focus on a tv show :)

Sonya said...

I love your work. Have you thought about listing some on Etsy.com to sell? I have become addicted to that site. I want to try my hand at beading, but haven't gotten around to it. I love being creative and working with my hands!

isellmineralmakeup said...

Thanks for exchanging links with me! :)

Today was a chilly day for us too!