October 15, 2012

I've been Cheating..

Greetings peeps!

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.


A. Sparkle


  1. I like playing with seed beads and I'm going to show my readers on the upcoming post..but I've never been this organized. I can't wait to see the finish product!

    via EBT

  2. Very nice bead kit you got! I never thought of putting all the beads in a baggie and then into the bead organizer. That might keep some spills from happening. Good idea!
    Glad you get a chance to play around with jewelry-making, because it's fun. =0)
    from Blogging Buddies

  3. I've never seen a loom thingy quite like that...can't wait to see the work in progress and finished!

  4. -Looking forward to seeing what you have @ Dita

    -Thank you! I can't take the credit for the little baggies.. It came in the kit like that. :) I thought about taking the beads out of the bag, but like you said I thought about the 'oops I just bumped the table and now all my beads are lost' factor.. So yeah.. in the baggies they stay! @ Kim

    -I didn't even know such a loom existed. Don't even ask me how to actually put it together! lol. @ Debbi


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