Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I probably mentioned sometime that I am new to beadweaving. I have strung "big beads" for years and never saw the beauty in the tiny seeds. Maybe I have come of age! The first pic is a picture of a modified St. Petersburg chain necklace. The first bead weave necklace I have made., even though I still need to add the clasp. The pattern is from one of the editors of Beadwork Mag. I love this stitch, I think because it naturally forms a V, and I always wear V-neck tops. The little chain next to it is a spiral. I absolutely love this stitch also. So now I have learned two stitches. The pick on the right is of a project for a peyote freeform challenge. Since I never did peyote before, I have had several starts. I can tell you that I sure can tell when peyote is messed up and I must do the "Ribit". But after the first 3 rows, every bead seems to fall in line. There is a slot for every little bead that you add. That is why I think my life is like Peyote Stitch. My life has fallen into a routine. Each event has its own little slot. Everything in my home has its own place. My life is structured. Just like Peyote Stitch. There are some that will say "how boring". There are others that will understand completely why my life is comfortable and secure and I don't find it boring at all.