Doing Something Different

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,

Kathy

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I grew up in Yakima, which is located in Central Eastern Washington. I am married and have four adult children, eight grandchildren, with one more due to arrive in late January or early February 2016. I graduated from Central Washington University with a degree Education. I currently live in Western Washington. I learned to quilt in high school. My grandmother taught me to crochet and embroidery. I am passing this knowledge along to my daughters, granddaughters and anyone else who wants to learn these arts.

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