I won’t apologize for this absence, as I spent it lounging around the cottage.
I also managed to produce a few things as well! For this trip I decided to finally give Kumihimo a try. Working with ribbon is a lot more travel friendly than large quantities of jump rings.
So here is what we ended up with.
A lanyard in my companies colours to keep my security pass on.
A necklace to hang this stunning glass pendant on that I have had for ages!
Not that I neglected my chain maille passion! Before we left, I got together for tea and beading with my friend Meghan and took some fabulous dyed shell discs and combined them with some byzantine in black nickel 7mm. I really like the effect!
and I finally found a way to use a little something I put together ages ago. I made this piece with two frog beads that I just loved but were designed for pandora style bracelets so I put them together with some other beads to make what could have been a brooch or bracelet, a necklace or anything really. I had some full Persian in silver plate and thought, “aha”, so now I have a hungry froggy bracelet.
I am looking forward to wearing this one to work tomorrow.
I realized this morning that it has been a lot more than a week since my last post. Admittedly, I haven’t really been doing a lot of beading lately. Until yesterday when I took my two nieces to the bead shop where I work and letting them pick out beads that they like so they could make some memory wire. The looks on their faces when the saw all of the beads was priceless. They were in total awe of the shapes, colours and textures all around them and couldn’t wait to dive right in. It was interesting to see which beads they chose to make their bracelets. One chose round red beads combined with smaller blue ones for a pattern, the younger just chose random ones. The eldest also wanted to make a set for her mum, which I helped out with…ok, I did most of it, since the attention span of a 6 year old, is not always particularly long. Either way, watching the kids have fun exploring the shop was great!
I did also make myself a memory wire bracelet with green beads in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, and I also managed to make another really cool bracelet of 9mm black nickel jump rings in the full Persian style, but the middle, I broke it up with a semi-precious donut. I think it might be aventurine, it is a beautiful soft milky aqua.
I don’t have any pictures at the moment, but I will post some as soon as I do.