Friday, May 16, 2008

WARNING: Beading pictures ahead

I should have warned you that there'd be beading pictures. I finally have had some time this spring to get back into beading, on of my favorite hobbies. I finally finished this piece, which surprised even me.

I had started this last year, and made so many mistakes that I didn't even want to finish, and wondered if it would come out even with that many mistakes. So finally I picked it up and completed it. And it almost came out even. Sort of. But don't look too close, you'll see the many mistakes.

I really really liked the pattern, but I didn't like the colors, so I make up new colors, and in a very short amount of time, I completed this.

Much better. Only one or two mistakes, and like the ancient Persian rug makers, I prefer to keep the "humble" bead to acknowledge my humanity.

I'm working on another hatband now. Always something new to do.


Froggi Donna said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!! Having spent some time on the Blackfeet Reservation and doing some VERY basic beading, I know how much work goes into these pieces. You should be very proud!

Barbara and Ron said...

Hey! I remember that first one - it looks great! And I really love your choice of colors in the second one. You have been busy!

Bob Parker & Donna Huffer said...

Is that the peyote beading stitch. If so will you teach me some day since you could teach one old dog a new trick perhaps you can teach another.

Brenda said...

Donna, I'd be glad to teach you, and yes it's the peyote stitch. It's real easy. If we're ever in the same state again. When are you coming "home"?