Monday, October 16, 2006

They're Heeeere !!!

No, not what you're thinking, it's my new BEADWEAVING KITS !!! After over a year in the making, I finally have some completed kits, fully furnished with everything you need to learn new stitches and create some of my signature designs. My beading website has the three current designs with color choices available: Bead Kits

The biggest hurdle was the instructions. I'm not good at drawing, so I enlisted the help of a friend, but ended up going with photographs which is soooo time-consuming, but I think they turned out OK. At least, you can tell where the next bead goes.

I taught my first "class" (I only had one student) on Sunday at and it went very well. The student was very quick to learn and completed the entire project (matching bracelet and earring set) in exactly the alloted time. My next two classes are: October 21 from 2-5 pm (three earring designs) and October 28 from 1- 4 pm (glass gem ring).

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Bullion Stitch

After my last knitting study group, where I was introduced to bullion stitch, I couldn't get it off my mind and had to start working on something. Here's what I made. I might turn it into a purse or vest (which I wouldn't wear personally !). It is so much fun to do and there are links to tutorials all over which I will post soon.