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.
Beading Night didn’t go off exactly as planned, as my friend did not come over due to my husband being sick.
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!