Remember my recent blog about beading? How I wasn’t sure about it? How I couldn’t thread the needle? How you can’t cuddle with beads like you do with yarn? Can’t watch tv while you bead? Can’t relax into the rhythm?
I was so wrong. The problem, of course, as so many of you readers said in comments, was that I had to stick with it. Well, I did, and I’m now totally addicted. One of the neat things is that I love the people at the bead shop. That shop, BTW, is Bella Beads in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, and the owner, Sue, has taught me everything I know. But she also is responsible for the inviting atmosphere in the store, from the huge assortment of artfully-arranged beads, to every manner of clasps, threads, and needles, to the large table smack in the middle of the floor where, at any time, half a dozen beaders might be at work. I’m inspired every time I walk into the place.
I’m still a rank beginner. But take a look at these pictures, and you’ll see what I’ve done. I’ll start with the latest (clearly I’m trying to impress you.) BTW, click on a picture to enlarge.
I have to say, I’m pretty pleased. I’m currently making a bracelet like the bronze one (second from top above), only this one in brown for a friend’s birthday. She can afford to buy any bracelet she wants, but I know she will be totally touched that I made one for her. And the mojo bead for luck? She’ll love that!
Next up? Combining now two craft passions. I’ve just started a pair of fingerless gloves (aka mitts, in knit-speak) with beads worked into the pattern. I’ll post pix once there’s enough to see.