Beading Night 4

Beading Night was a minor disaster this week.  I was going to attach my clasp and basically the entire necklace fell apart.  I pretty much just cleaned up the mess and will try again later, maybe. 
This whole thing sort of followed a pattern my entire day, too.  Perhaps I was just too tired.  Frustrated.  Depressed.  Who knows.  
In the meantime, enjoy the pretty picture.  I’m not going to feature my regular photography much here, but I figured it would lift my spirits a little bit.
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Beading Night 3

I took a little time out from knitting my sweater and beaded for a little bit, as I have been doing on Wednesday nights.  I continued work on the Pure Innocence set, completing the bracelet and the two pairs of earrings.  I’m getting better with my loops, though they still look sort of bad.  I will reiterate again that the designs included in this kit are good, solid designs that I will reuse.  This kit has been a good reintroduction into beading.  Next week, I will work on the second and last piece, another necklace.  After that, it’s a pair of earrings that I have owed someone for a looong time. 

Beading Night 2

Beading Night didn’t go off exactly as planned, as my friend did not come over due to my husband being sick.  Poor guy.  He is feeling better today, I will add.  Back to the matter at hand, though.  I did get some beading done on my own. 
I had this beading kit lying around for about a year and a half and I never opened it.  It just collected dust on my dresser.  Well, last night was the night that I broke it out and gave it a go. 
Everything was included in the kit, except tools, of course, and there are enough beads and findings for two necklaces, two pairs of earrings, and a bracelet.  The directions and photos are fairly straightforward.  I selected one of the necklace patterns and got to work. 
As I was looking through the designs included, I realized these were good, basic patterns that could be reused for other beads and styles.  I will be keeping the directions as reference.
Here’s what I did.  It’s one of the necklaces from the Pure Innocence beading kit I got at Wal-Mart.  I’m quite happy with the results.  The loops are bad, but I am getting better at them.  It’s one of the more complex designs that I have done, more than the basic stringing of beads.  I learned I can do more complex beading designs.  I can do this!