Saturday, November 19, 2011

Queen Ann

Like tiny grains of sand flowing through my hands so did these tiny delicas as I picked up 3 beads and through the next 3. I forgot how muchI enjoy the rhythm and flow of 3-drop peyote.

I was smitten with MaryLou's Queen Ann's lace pattern. I had them both pinned on my board on Pinterest.

I am glad I took the time to read through the instructions it was like beading with a friend. There were options, choices to make. The graph was broken down into 3 parts which made it easy to follow. Included was a word chart. There was also a paragraph about finishing touches. The closure on your bracelet is very important whether you use a button or bead a toggle. This is the part that dresses up your bead work and adds that special touch. I chose a vintage button from my collection. It reminds me of the times I spent traveling and beading with my friends. It's the perfect match to go with my Janine King bag.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday

One German and one Japanese crochet hook, both were put to the test this week on my bead table. I've been crocheting with the German crochet hook for years. One day it just disappeared. My magic crochet was missing. Would the new Tulip Crochet hook from Japan be able to compete with it's German counterpart? Would the hook slide from loop to loop like the blades of skates on ice?

There were no nashing of hooks. Although they felt different in my hand. Both hooks were able to keep up with the rhythm of slipping a bead and passing through the hook. I have finished 60 inches of my third Urban Stripes rope. Tonight I will join it together.

Who won, The German hook or the Japanese hook? They both did, but the German hook will always be my favorite. It's just holds the magic.

Visit BTW and see who has what on their bead table.