I try to straighten out the myriad types of drop beads I have had the fortune to be able to encounter, particularly focusing on Miyuki fringe beads and Toho and Miyuki magatamas.
Describing the process of creating a piece of beaded jewelry as a gift.
In which I mention beginning work on an updated vision of this site, and continue working on a project for Xmas.
…though at the moment, I’m not practicing. Not beading, at least. Writing, that’s another story. I still have to work on an Xmas present for someone, though this person wouldn’t mind it being late. I think one of my greatest issues…at this point, at least, is that I’m more skilled with color combinations, than IContinue reading “There is no substitution for practice…”
Alternatives to Swarovski crystal beads.
A couple of days ago, I had…a time, putting together sets of materials for micro-macramé bracelets. Actually, sometime earlier I got the courage to actually finish the bracelets I had set aside to wait for my bone rondelles. This meant, well, enlarging the holes in two bone beads — which…I was not altogether comfortable with.Continue reading “What you find when you clean up”
The day before yesterday (Thursday the 29th), I timed myself at work. It’s taking me a bit over two hours to create one 6″ long beaded micro-macramé bracelet strap…which seems overly long. 6″ is 12.5 repeats of my pattern, which ends up averaging around 10 minutes for one repeat. There has to be something elseContinue reading “Routine Log #2”
I…am terribly tired. I’m not sure it’s at all related to the fact that I have slept so much within the last two days. I ended up dropping my Computer Science course. There was essentially no way I could complete it, and even though I am more focused on learning than grades, at this point;Continue reading “Changing scale”
…when you realize you have enough beads. It’s like, seriously, self: you have enough design possibilities to explore as it is. Alternately: how much magpie do you have in you? Or: how little imagination do you have to have that you can’t make nice stuff with what you’ve already got? It’s not a very niceContinue reading “There comes a time…”
Like, I have a finished piece. Ye gads. What next? 🙂 It took me around four hours of work yesterday, maybe a little less, to complete a Chevron Stitch bracelet of my own design (which I’ve noted down in chart form in my work notebook). This was my first attempt, and I was relaxed andContinue reading “Hey…I actually finished something.”