Friday, April 9, 2010

Beading - I'm Hooked!

After getting the craving to bead, I picked up 6 colors, played around Wed night and went to town yesterday.

Martha has been promoting her new Sewing and Fabric Crafts book like mad this week. I did pick it up the other day, but I also pulled out the Encyclopedia of Crafts that came out last year. I was flipping through looking for a project to tackle and the beaded bugs and flowers really caught my attention.

Using the instructions I made a dragonfly, butterfly and two bees:

I also made a daffodil:

And then I started playing around with lots of other flowers:

My plan is to start using these as embellishments for all kinds of projects. Like this card:

I totally want to keep going, but I am starting to feel limited by the six colors (black, white, gold, yellow, hot pink, green) I have. I really want to get some pearly pastels and keep cranking out the flowers and bees.

This is so fun and it is the perfect craft to do while watching TV.



  1. ooohhh! How about pinned to a cardigan...sooooo adorable!

  2. Looks cute! I think they'd be fun mixed with fabric as button flowers on a wreath. Lots of options for those babies!

  3. Hi Heather!!

    These are beautiful!!

    My Grandmother used to make flowers with the stems with seed beads. My Mother is now giving me what she made, also, the books she used to use.

    I have done beaded bracelets and necklaces, but, this will be a future WIP for me too.

    Have a wonderful weekend!!



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