"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Beading Away

It was a gorgeous day yesterday. In fact, it was downright hot. I had to get out some shorts, it was that hot. The breeze was warm and sweet with the scent of new leaves and flowers. Violas are growing all over the place in the back flower beds. Volunteers that have sprouted on their own. I love the colors in this one.

After a quick run into Coeur d'Alene to pick up some necessities, I settled down on the deck to do some beading. Sweet Hubby took this picture of me, hard at work.

The results-18 more Snapdragon pieces.

Saturday I made this beaded bead. There's a bit of just about everything in it.

I started with Right Angle Weave, then did some Ndebele, and finished up with some peyote. I embellished with netting. A nice satisfying project.

I love the colors. They remind me of the ocean beaches in Mexico. I apologize for the dark bead used as the base. I have no light colored 20mm beads in my stash. I am going to fix that problem asap.

Earlier this week I made use of that Octahedral Cluster kit.

I love this bead design.

It has some interesting geometric lines in it.

After making the kit I felt sufficiently confident to strike out on my own.

The kit uses 6mm round beads. I used some 4mm glass pearls.

Yes indeed, I am liking the beaded beads.

Well, I'm off to see Star Trek 11 again with my friend, Andrea. She's single, no kids (unless you count the 4 pugs that live with her), and wants to see it. I offered to go with her so she wouldn't have to go alone. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. I can hardly wait. I love that movie.

Have a great day.


1 comment:

  1. Your beading is so beautiful! I am in awe of what you do...I don't think I could even see those tiny little holes to string them!

    I like that term "volunteers" for the garden escapees! Made me laugh!