Seed Beaders Are Crazy

They have to be. I don’t do much with seed beads. It’s too time consuming and takes a lot of concentration. I can only work on a project if I have a HUGE chunk of time and no distractions.  I totally underestimated the time it would take to make this necklace. I thought it would take three days. It look me a whole week. This is a Laura McCabe kit. I always buy kits. It’s easier than trying to find all the right beads in the right colors. Laura’s patterns are awesome. Very detailed and clear. Here’s my finished piece:

Published in: on June 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm  Comments Off on Seed Beaders Are Crazy  
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Beaded Necklace

Seed beaders are insane!! I’m telling ya, they have to be out of their minds. I bought this kit: Vineyard Jewel Necklace by Laura McCabe from to work on in the mountains. It took me four days to finish it while wearing my +5 magnifier glasses. These beads are teeny!! It was fun to make even though I won’t be making more. It takes some organization to keep all the beads separated and too many distractions at home to concentrate on a project like this.

Published in: on June 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm  Comments Off on Beaded Necklace  
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Beaded Tassels

I just got back from a vacation in the High Sierras. It was beautiful there, as always. This trip gives me a chance to work on things that are different from my usual stuff. Here’s a few beaded tassels I made using Robin Akins finger weaving technique.

Published in: on June 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm  Comments Off on Beaded Tassels  
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