April 30, 2010
April 23, 2010
I should know better, I've done it before, and tell myself to check the total bead supply before charging ahead with a project. I keep thinking I've got more beads of a size/color than I really do. Somehow I forget that they've been used in other projects and just remember buying a whole bunch ...... in this case, 20 years ago!
I've been working on variations of a Sequin Shag bracelet. I did a fancy one in silver and steel blue as a workshop example. However, I bought these strands of vinyl record heshis at the gem show and wanted to use them in the same way to showcase versatility and have an example on the opposite end of the fancy, glitzy bracelet.
Partway through the bracelet base I realized I didn't have enough of the deep reddish brown beads and really, really didn't have any more of them. I looked through each one of my 64 Plano boxes of beads thinking an extra tube might have gotten misfiled somehow. Nope, didn't happen and finding another hank of the same Czech 8's wasn't going to happen either.
April 18, 2010
My list of should do & must do is long. However it was such a pleasant afternoon without any wind that I said the heck with lists and took the time to sit on the back porch, enjoy the new buds on the Nopal cactus and crochet.
I've had this design idea for an expanded flat caterpillar that has been bugging me and I just had to see what it would look like. I'm liking it a lot. Subtle, muted zig-zag pattern, but very elegant.
Now back to the organized part of life that has lists in it!
By the way, I did get some cleaning done and weeded out my bead back stock. It won't fit, I'm tired of some colors and have a lot of "why ever in the world did I buy that" stuff. Anyone out there want 16 lbs of mostly seed beads + 80 10gm tubes of Delicas? I'll make you a darned good price.