Monday, July 18, 2011

Stitchery witchery

I'm multitasking. I've learned a couple of new stitching styles for my beadwork, and I've got about 4 projects on the go. Not to mention trying to finish off projects half done and forgotten (or pushed aside for testing new waters).
It took me a while, but I finally got the odd count peyote done, so now, I'm playing with pattern designs. I have a LOT of little beads I want to use up in to unique forms, and the patterns are helping to with that.
Last evening I took time out to tidy up my bag 'o beads, and take stock of what I've got, and what I might need to look at getting before the Christmas rush. I've had a couple of people make requests for some various bracelet patterns, so I'm looking at the needs for those. Not to mention, the stitchwork projects I want to attempt myself.
My next "must do", howver, is a ring that I was playing with last year. My bestie wants one, so now I've got to try to find *just the right color* for her. :) Another stitching project! Woooo hoooo!!! =D

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bead and back again

I'm going cross eyed, I swear. No, wait, I already have that diagnosis *giggles a little*. I've been pouring over beading patterns, and designs, my head buried so far in to web pages and magazines I think I've beome a page myself. I have a million and one ideas bouncing around in my head, and fingers twitching like mad to get on with it.  But, I digress.
My eyes... I think my glasses are not serving their purpose, so I will wait impatiently for my impending follow up from the surgery I had for a torn retina back in January. Once I've seen the specialist, I may have a better idea of whats going on with the specs.  Get that under control, and I can start cycling off the patterns I have rattling around in my head. I'll be like a machine, stitch, sew, clasp, go, wire hammer, string and earring. Or few lol.
First things first, my besty gave me a task, for which I have been unable to come through on, as I haven't been able to design exactly what I feel would suit her best. But now, that is no longer the case. I've had a mind blowing idea, and can't wait to whip it up! I hope she'll be pleased, and I want to get this ready for her within the week. She so deserves something pretty!