Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Beads, glorious beads























Last week I took a Paper Bead class from my friend Dana. Each year at the end of my "season", I find it so fun to play with a completely different media, such as the basket weaving class I've been taking, or, in this case, the paper beads class. It helps me to clear my head and I think I eventually come back to my own medium with a new perspective.

But I didn't mean to digress into a serious topic. Because right now I am just having fun making these beads. Perhaps I'm just a wee bit crazy about them. I have discovered all these new (to me) techniques and it is oh so much fun! Not to mention the fact I have been basically house(chair) bound with this bum ankle which has not allowed my usual activity. I have, however, devised a way to make beads while still elevating my ankle according to Dr.'s orders.

And there are some folks who may find one of these necklaces in their stocking. I could tell you, but I'd have to kill you. Tee, hee, hee.

6 comments:

  1. nancy1:06 AM

    rather addictive aren't they? they are beautiful, love the colors. I'll be interesting in hearing how many you make...
    enjoy

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  2. Karyl7:55 AM

    Uh, folks, while these look good on the blog, in real life they are smashingly spectacular! They require touching.

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  3. These are really cool, MB! And I'm proud of you for managing to make them with your foot still elevated!! Hugs, Shari

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  4. They look lovely. I'm sure they look better in person. Maybe I'll try that other medium idea sometimes myself.

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  5. My paper beads NEVER look like that! You go Dana and Mary Beth!
    Merry Christmas Mary Beth!

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  6. THESE are made of PAPER? GEt Out! They look like glass! Wonderful, wonderful! Take care of that foot, gal.

    Deb

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