Doing Something Different
Sometimes I need to take a little break from quilting and do something different. This is what I did. Recently, Craftsy had a “half off sale” on their classes and one of those was Bead Embroidery: Beyond the Basics with Myra Wood. I learned several new techniques which I can add to my Crazy Quilt Blocks.
This is my version of the class project. It is a wrist cuff or bracelet. The majority of the beads came from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads .
I have used a combination of glass, shell and semi precious stone beads.
Class Hand OutI plan give it as a gift, when it is finished.
On this second project, I have used Ammonite Fossil cabochons as the focal pieces.
This is my doodle design or plan for beading.
I chose the Ammonite pieces because I love fossils and find Paleontology fascinating. At one point in my college education I considered going into that field, but education and becoming an elementary teacher won out. This is my work in progress.
I am using a combination of glass, shell and semi precious stone beads on this project as well. I will frame this piece when finished as a kind of sampler. There are a few deviations from the “doodle design”. But that’s the way it goes sometimes.
What do you do to take a break?
Have fun learning something new.
Until next time,