Sunday, May 18, 2008
In honor of a year of blogging and passing the 150 post milestone, I put together a bead embroidery cuff kit. Following are close up photos of each of the items shown above.
a 6 inch brass cuff blank and a spool of thread
Pellon Peltex as the stabilizer to bead upon
and Ultrasuede to back it.
A few small focal beads
Size 11/0 green seed beads
size 11/0 triangles that reflect beautiful colors
size 11/0 pink lined seeds
transparent pink seeds size 11/0
green seeds in 8/0 and 6/0
8/0 hex beads
pink fire polished
satiny celery hex beads
pink Swarovski butterfly
small green bugles
burgundy size 15/0
Do you think you can make it work as a cuff? Use some, use them all - whatever suits you. If you would like to have the kit, please leave a comment here, if you don't have a blog - please leave a link or an email address as a way to contact you in the event you win. All comments posted through midnight (Eastern time) May 25 will be eligible. I'll announce the winner on Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day here in the US).
I also wanted to thank some special folks - those of you that have consistently left comments and have encouraged me (whether you realized it or not). I tried to track (added them up) comments made on my blog, the folks that commented most consistently to date:
(67) KV ***
(44) Helene ***
(32) Freebird ***
(25) Beadbabe ***
Thank you ladies so much, you inspire me! My hope is to send each of you a little something via regular mail. Those names in bold - I need your mailing address. Please contact me via email (through my profile here) so I can get your address.
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