Monday, June 7, 2010

"Don't eat with your eyes"

 Have you ever heard the saying, "Don't eat with your eyes?" My parents would say that to me all the time. It's when you see the yummy food, put too much on your plate, and then you can't finish it. Well, that's kinda what's happening with my crafts lately. I want to try so many different things that I can't finish one project. I need to focus on one at a time. I was doing well with that for a while until I got distracted here and there and ended up with all this "food" on my plate. The problem is that I don't have enough time to do it all. I did finish one small project this week, and that is my new corkscrew earrings.

 This past weekend I was trying to teach myself how to crochet with beads. I got this book from the library called Beaded Crochet Designs by Ann Benson. It was a little frustrating at first, but I think I got the hang of it today.  I was trying to make a bracelet, but I didn't put enough beads on the string, so this is what I have.

 I think it looks pretty cool. It's very flexible. I guess I will have to start over and string more beads. I must say, I thought it was going to be easy, but it's definitely not so easy. The first time I tried, it was horrible and confusing because I used all the same color beads. The alternating beads made it much easier  to see and work with. I also put some fabric stiffener at the end of the string to make it easier to string the beads. Any white glue would do the same. Maybe next time I will have a finished product of my beaded crochet.


Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

These look super cool. Very neat idea. Visiting from SDC. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~Stephanie Lynn

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

daperfectmix said...

Thanks so much for the comments!