Tuesday, March 22, 2005
It was my turn to teach last night at the Bead Scoiety of New Orleans. Trying to come up with something orginal to teach is sometimes a challenge. I wanted to do something that would be useful, along with learning a new bead technique. On one of the beading list I belong to they had a discussion about scissors which range in price from a couple of dollars to hundreds of dollars. I designed the scissors case using Ultra Suede. The trick with the surface embellishments was to attach them with only two knots. I did not want a lot of threads on the back side to catch on the tips of the scissors and possiably cut the threads. It was a good class and everyone enjoyed the project. Our mission statement: To provide an opportunity to meet together for the purpose of learning about beads. Website for the New Orleans Bead Society.
Monday, March 07, 2005
I am attracted to hummingbirds and had an interesting time reading about their folklore. If you do a search on google for hummingbird folklore you will find many very insteresting stories. The pattern for this 3-D humming bird can be found at Dragonfay's website. The next step will be to design a necklace to display this little bird. I have visions of beaded flowers and leaves. Stay tuned for the finishing touches.
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
I always find after I come home from traveling that I suffer from beaders block. I look at my beads and can't create. Here are a few things I do to overcome the block. 1. I look through bead magazines like Bead & Button and Beadwork. 2. I search the internet for new books that will inspire me to try something new. I bought a book called Beaded Critters published by Bead & Button. I have always wanted to make a square stitch Humming bird by Dragonfay.com. It is slow going but my hummingbird is taking shape. I can't wait to finish it. It is a beautiful design.