I was at a club meeting recently where we learned to do some beading. I lo-o-o-ove to play with beads!! Here is a shot of what greeted us when we arrived. Oh goody!
The bad thing about me and beads is . . . I tend to get carried away! I get so focused on making pretty bead things that I forget about doing anything else! For quite a few days - or weeks!
This is the beginnings of the project. Here is where I finished the basic spiral stitch and started adding some embellishments. I'm following a pattern on this piece, but I can think of all kinds of other variations! Saving those for next time!
Here you can see a few more variations of the embellishments. These colors are fairly accurate, but a blue background really makes the beads shine their best!
And a shot that does something completely different to the colors! Good grief! You will just have to imagine more blue iridescence. The core beads are a bright blue and they peek through the embellishments just the right amount. I love wearing this lariat (what, you don't recognize me in the photo?). Too bad I don't have more places to wear necklaces! May have to work on that. LOL!
I know, I know. I said I would focus on quilts, dolls, and embroidery this year! Back to work, Liz.