Sunday, August 30, 2009

Yesterday I went back to the eyeglass holders and finished the blue one. Did not have enough 15s for new color combos so moved back to 11s and delicas for the red one. Have a pink one in the tray that I like. Check back tomorrow to see if I get it done today. Am listening to Louisa May Alcott's Little Women on audiobooks while I bead. I had always identified with Jo and now I know why I married a German man. The things that influence our lives. Tsk, tsk.

I thought putting these earrings on cards would make them easier to scan. Not so, as you can see. Just one more element to wiggle around while trying to get the lid closed. While searching for a card to show you, I found two! more pairs that were not alike. Now I know why I don't usually make earrings.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Now I remember why I have stopped using this blog device! I cannot get the photos to move down into the text. So here is a new post and next item.
The other day the Oriental Trading Co. catalog arrived with a kit for making earrings that consisted of a "wing" and a "tulip" bead (just that and a hook for $1 each. I had those beads and several more and began making earrings! Usually I hate to make earrings because it is so hard for me to make two things exactly the same, but this I could do. I made so many set (about 50) that I ran out of earring hooks. Sorry the photo is not better. I am eager to get off the computer and back to beading!
Okay, we will just jump over my excuses, and get down to business.

Early in the week I got hooked on doing this spiral stitch again and felt I already had too many necklaces done like this and I had no more of the Zirconia crystal drops to hang on the ends, so I got the idea of making eye glass holders.