Yes... It's true. I've been cheating on my yarn stash with bird seed beads! I've always had an interest in jewelry making and now I have the chance to fulfill a dream if you will. In college I had the opportunity to take a jewelry making class. However the teacher was a pill and quite frankly, a know it all bitch. Just sayin... So although I was enrolled, I did drop the class and haven't had a chance to learn again until now.
You are now looking at my very first beading project.
This little one inch square took FOUR AND A HALF HRS!!!! What the what?? I had no idea how tedious this would be. Your saying to yourself, 'But they are tiny little beads you fool!' Yes, yes I know all that, but geez. I will chalk it up to me being a beginner and not really knowing what I'm doing. It was the same way when I first started to learn crochet. I thought it would take me at least a month to make a scarf and now it takes only a few days. :)
I actually do enjoy doing the beading though. It's rather relaxing and I look forward to finishing this project, which will be transformed into a bracelet. Yay for me! I figured I'd make it easy on myself and buy a kit so that I would have everything I need. Here's what came in it.
You can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them, but in any case it came with a ton of beads, scissors, glue, a loom, a bead scooper, stopper beads, thread, a beading needle, and my teacher actually gave me the thread holder. So this is it and I'm on my way! Wish me luck because I have the feeling I'm gonna need it.