Sparkly things. Just can’t resist them I’m afraid. 56 tubes of tiny Toho Triangle beads are my idea of heaven in a box! Better by far than chocolates and kind to the hips (if not the purse). As soon as I unpacked them, they suggested peacock feather colours to me.
I have a peacock feather pinned up above my beading desk, and have thought for some time that I would do a peacock inspired piece. I’ve sorted through my stash for possible accent and focal beads and have a rough watercolour sketch of what I have in mind. This will be my next piece when Clarice is done.
Clarice has more beading in than anything I have ever done before, and I realised that I would need to engineer the strap to include flexible pieces between the sections of bead embroidery. A square handmade clasp also suggests itself. Funny how things tell you how they want to go. I’m on a mission to make my neckpieces sit comfortably on the wearer and curve to the contours of the neck. The picture shows the neckpiece partly done, with a watercolour sketch of how the beading will continue.
Have finally decided to treat myself to a proper state of the art craft light. My old anglepoise that I’ve had since art school has started to crackle and buzz. Technology has marched on so I am looking forward to getting the new one through the post next week. Better colour matching and less eye strain I hope. Work on my new and improved website still in progress, as ever not enough hours in the day. Have had to buckle down to some housework this morning as we have friends popping round tomorrow. I am planning an old fashioned afternoon tea and some craft related chatter with someone as passionate about stitching and all things crafty as I am. At least it’s raining and I can get on with beading without feeling guilty about the dandelions that seem to be everywhere just now.