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Thursday, September 28, 2006

September "Trash to Treasure" Challenge

This wasn't my original plan for this month's bead-a-long, it just worked out that way:

I have another piece I'm also working on that was my original plan for this bead-a-long. While working my piece for the 2nd Annual Face Brooch Swap however, this face cab kept jumping out at me. It's one that I would have never used in a million years (ok, maybe not that long). I received the cab as a gift but didn't know what to do with it. It's too cutesy for my taste and I'm not a big fan of holiday specific beading; they always get hidden away until the next year. But this little ceramic face just begged to be used and the ideas flowed easily from the minute I picked it up.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Bead-a-long August Challenge

I decided to move my post here since I think I'm going to close down my mostly dead bead blog. For those who've already seen this, forgive the duplicate posting.

Bead-a-long August Challenge

Larger photos:
here and
here and

(I'll work on getting photos of my September bead-a-long up soon!)

Friday, September 01, 2006

The First Rule of Bead-A-Long

You need never apologize for bead-a-long. Or bead not-quite-a-long.

Craft guilt is never an option. So you're late. Post it anyway. As long as you don't stiff someone if we ever do decide to do a swap - this is purely about getting a little more excited about your work than you would be on your lonesome and having fun. That's it.

Feel free to sit out a challenge that doesn't do it for you, throw out your own challenge for the following month, take the basic challenge and push it into a different direction.

Beads and fun and productivity, that's it. Yay!

textile-influenced leaf amulet

Finally done here. I think my favorite thing about this is the jump rings.