Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
These are some of the Toho beads I ordered. I chose the colors at night under artificial light. I also didn't realize that the marble beads (they look gold) are smaller than the other beads (all were 11/0). Still, I'm basically happy with what I made. I played with the design as I went along. I don't think my eyesight will allow me to work from a pattern. Getting older is not for the faint of heart.
I got to thinking about a mossy rock we photographed at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. I played around trying to work with the colors on the rock. I'm not exactly thrilled with this piece, but I learned from making it and that's as important as being thrilled.
Sunday, August 09, 2009
I'm still beading. It keeps the stress level down. I'm not all that thrilled with some of my designs, but I'm working on learning and keeping the stress down. Carol Dean Sharp was kind enough to teach me how to weave the thread ends in so from now on, I won't have those annoying little thread ends poking out.
The spiral ones will eventually get a wire through them, a bead on each end, and a clasp.