Sunday, April 20, 2014

Beading Along

I'm not really very good at beading but I like the trying part. I also like the variety of beads. I especially like the glass beads as I just bought small tubes of red, green and gold. My fingers are no longer nimble and my eyes strain to thread the needle even with the help of a magnifying light. I enjoy the slow adding, building process and here I have used a combo of turquoise and the green glass beads on hand stamped cloth. .Sometimes I think while I'm beading that I have stepped into the ancient world when someone beaded beautiful ritual robes ... my fantasy for sure!!

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  1. NICE work...The colors are special!

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    1. Sue, Thank you ... actually I painted over the piece to give it more depth or aging ... the beads stayed the same!

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  2. This looks lovely, I'm a big fan of beads!

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    1. Chloe, Thank you ... can't get enough of these beads. Funny, I almost never wear beads as fashion?!

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  3. there is a feel of something ancient here, perhaps it's the colour choices that take us there but I can imagine this feeling for you of being transported to another time as you stitch. (Maybe it's even the slowness of the process that doesn't somehow fit with our modern world?) Ah, I love the mystery of it.

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    1. Carole Leslie, I so agree on the slowness of beading as a way to step back in time. Everything I do is fast and this beading is the absolute in slow moving. I have forgotten all those days without computers etc. I'm not complaining but it is nice to step slowly for the contrast.

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  4. What a fabulous new dimension you have added to your work and done despite the physical challenges which adds even more of a personal statement. Xo

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    1. Jeane, I'm in beginners mind and hands with these beads! I am crazy for the sparkle!

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    1. Suz, Thank you so much, the needle is a true challenge to thread!

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  6. I love that you taught me...I need to finish my project. Ha! Your work is beautiful.

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    1. Karen, Oh yes, the beautiful dragonfly ... a few crystal beads would look great!!

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  7. Oh, these are lovely, Mary Ann, the stitches and the beading, and the colors...

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    1. Sharmon, Thank you, I'll use any excuse to add beads! They are so small but they add great sparkle!

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  8. The trying part is always good ... love the colours. And Carole Leslie is so right about slowness. For me stitching has an almost meditative character.

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    1. Charlton, Slow steady and yes, almost meditative ... a place to calm down and just add beads!

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