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Monday, February 11, 2013

Freezing...Almost...Not Quite...

What does the temperature have to do with beadwork?  Nothing really, but when I got up this morning it was 33 degrees and all I wanted to do was stay under the covers.

It didn't work, but the whole day has been dark and dank.  In weather like this, I don't really like doing minis.  I want lots of natural light...There was none.  It is still overcast and cloudy.  I need sun.

I went to get groceries and then decided that the only way to keep warm was hug Widget and read.  I got four new beading books on Friday, so I was well equipped for that task.

Walter was out doing errands.  We decided earlier in the day that, when he got back, we would make another run to the gem show.

What can I say?  I don't ever refuse and offer like that unless I am dead or dying.  I am neither. 

This is my early Valentine's Day present that Walter didn't know that he was getting for me, until I showed it to him.

We always split up and go our separate ways at the gem show.  That way, I can dilly dally over beads if I want to.  I am not sure what he was looking at.

Anyway, I saw this bracelet last week and when we went back, it was there, calling my name.  Every color of the rainbow is included.
Yesterday, I did get something done...It's a pendant for me, but first I have to get it away from Tessie.  She insists that it would look good hanging in one of her rooms...Either that or as a bracelet...I am not sure that she can even walk or stand upright when wearing it on her wrist, so I am not too worried.

In case you are wondering, King Tut is under a layer of two part resin.  I did a bunch of these a couple of years ago.  I used the metal trays that makeup comes in, magazine photos, and the resin.  Works like a charm;

It is beaded in peyote stitch with Japanese Delicas and seed beads.

Now I only have about 40 more of these things to bead around....Hey!  You can't make enough resin for just one.  You have to pour a bunch at one time.  It's more practical that way...

Anything to keep me busy on dark, dank rainy days.  Back to beading.

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

Bracelet and pendant, beautiful pieces! The bracelet will match anything you wear!

Kathi said...

"Dark and dank" here too. Have fun with your beading books! Lots of cool projects ahead, I'm sure. :D

Steinworks said...

it's horrible here too, have fun at the gem show.