Friday, 14 November 2008

New Skill ? New Beads!!!

Well, I got my beads through the post following my lesson with Mindy Macgregor of Moogin Beads. She has the patience of a saint!!! Over and over again I tried with the hair thin stringer and over and over again I hashed it up! We practiced on a clear bead so I could just melt my mess in and start over. Eventually it seemed I was getting a little better until FINALLY It clicked!!! My euphoria was maybe a little over the top - I have a long way to go - But I HAD never ever had much success with stringer - and this stringer was SERIOUSLY thin! My beads from the lesson are above.

Since my lesson I've been practicing a little, first by pulling stringer so thin I find it hard to pick up and then decorating my beads. I've managed to produce these. I am quite chuffed. I love the colour too - CIM Glacier if you are interested!

6 comments:

Saffie said...

Emma, they are fab! :-)

BeadyPool said...

Wow, they look fab. You must be so pleased with what you have acheived.

Rebecca Crabtree said...

I'm not surprised your pleased, they're beautiful xx

The Little Bead Shop Studio Blog said...

Thanks guys! Its a little thing I guess but great when you have a little break through!

ali bali jewellery said...

These are great Emma. I love Moogin's beads!!
Just blogged about you.....

ChatElaine said...

They are really beautiful. I love fine stringer work.