Monday, January 21, 2008
My first beading class
I took my first official "real" beading class this past weekend. I must say, it was quite pleasant being in the company of other beaders while working on a project. Granted, there were only 3 other students and the teacher, but I enjoyed it.
The project - Coil Chain Bracelet. The supplies called for size 15/0 beads in two colors and 11/0 Delica's in one color. I don't have an extensive stash of Delica's or size 15/0 beads. So, I went through what I had on hand and found I had a light and dark purple in size 15/0 and a pale yellow Delica.
I absolutely love the feel of this bracelet, it is delicate, supple and pretty. I want to make MORE! It was a 2 hour class and I did not finish my bracelet within the allotted time, but brought it home and not only finished up that one, but beaded up another in Japanese 11/0's and 8/0's. I really wanted one in blue to wear with jeans.
After I finished the second bracelet I started a third - I am a woman obsessed (big surprise, huh?).
Then there are my other projects...
I have the focals for my January Bead Journal Project laid out and the surface ready to go, but need to pick out the beads to go with it. I also want to make a few squares for the Pink Artist project as well as one or two squares for the Bead it Forward project.
I DID finish up my offering for the One World One Heart project this weekend and photos of that will be posted on or around February 1 with details on the drawing.
I love a full plate!
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman