Monday, August 4, 2008
What I Have Been Beading
My beading friends have been asking me what I have been beading. I was trying to work on a peyote stitch freeform bracelet. I love free form so much- visually. I had THE hardest time creating something freeform that - and this is hard to admit- I postponed (not quit) this project. I have never been one to quit, but I can acknowledge the fact that I need more knowledge and experience to be satisfied with anything I might create in free form. Anyway, that challenge was not a loss. I learned a lot of peyote mistakes not to make again and also tried my hand at a little netting while at it. Then moved on to beading a bezel. The picture on the right is one of my rejects. Beaded bezel with a little netting around it then I capped it off with some netting across the front because the bezel stretched and I couldn't keep the bead in -- SHEESH! I like the final project I ended up with which is the pic on the left.
So the learning experience for the newbie bead weaver was:
Beading a bezel and determining I like it embroidered better.
Learning the spiral rope stitch
Learning a very little about netting
and- and a big one for me-
Being able to complete the first 3 rows of peyote without becoming frustrated.
Not bad for someone that postponed a freeform project.
Thanks to all my Bead Dreamz friends. I could not have done it without you!!