Don't you hate it when you have this fantastic idea for a project as soon as you see the focal in the bead store, begging to be taken home, then you get it home and start beading it immediately then all of the sudden KA-POW! you come screeching and stumbling to a full stop? I've been at this full stop for several days now.
I got my cabs beaded, they are pink and gold and sparkly and mottled, so pretty...I surrounded them in silver-lined pink 11/0s, gold 11/0s and gold 15/0s. I then worked up a pink and gold African Polygonal Weave rope. I love this stitch. 3 beads at a time quick and dirty and it looks so cool!
I wanted to add more elements, other than the rope and the cabs, but nothing in my travel bead box looked right. I seem to hit this block every time a silverlined pink bead shows up on my work surface. (I have been trying to create a piece around a(an?) unakite cab for well over 8 years) Nothing really goes with them...except these new cabs.
I wish someone would propose a UFO swap...send the pieces you have started, partner makes them "finished."
6 days ago