Thursday, March 11, 2010

To Bead or Not to Bead

That is the question. My dear friend Kaite gave me this beautiful hand beaded pin for my Bday.

She also sent me a selection of beads to compliment the meager selection I had along with proper thread and instructions.

After a couple enquiries as to weather I had done anything with the gifts other than wear the beautiful pin?

I decided to try my hand at a small pin while all my found wool garments were shrinking in the washer.The Blue Beauty is the pin Kaite made for me.

Gorgeous isn't it?

The center is a small opaque shank button. It might be my GM's not sure. I started with it at the center and added at random keeping the green theme.

I am stitching onto a scrap of my handmade felt.

So far so good.

How much longer? Are we there yet?

Most of an afternoon and some of the evening later I had beaded a circle onto the wool.


I did it ! My finished beaded pin. To Bead or not to Bead?

Unsure at this time

I'm not sure if I'm a beader but this one was challenging and the results are pleasing.

Thankyou Kaite for the push .



Kaite said...

That looks lovely Terry, you must have been a beader in a past life.
It does take a while tho, i know that, but i find it very absorbing, real escapism. You'll get to love it, esp as you've done so well thus far. hugz, Kaite

Notjustnat said...

Wow you did good Terry! The photos came out well too. I must show my off to Kaite too. I have been wearing mine a few times too. Thanks for the little parcel. Love them - Hugs Nat

Sue-Anne said...

Your brooch looks fantastic! Sounds like it took a while to make.

Anonymous said...

Terry, your beaded broach is so very lovely. You inspire me to take up my beads again. We all need a break from time to time. Trying something different is always fun.

Blissfully Stitching,

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow that looks great Terry...maybe you will bead now!!!