Monday, July 11, 2011

The Beading Equivalent of A Juicy Beach Read

I had a few days of vacation over the Fourth.

In addition to hanging out with friends and family, relaxing, eating WAY more than I should have, and nearly having my car shot up by a dozen cannons, I did a little bit of beading.

I concentrated on smaller projects that could travel easily. Low stress, easy on the brain (like a cheesy romance novel), quick to complete yet strangely satisfying (like a great whodunnit or thriller).

Things that could be put down and picked back up at a moment's notice.

Because frankly, you never know when an ice cream cone will call your name, so you need to be able to drop what you're doing and answer the summons of the praline pecan.

So I did some embroidered components that will become bracelets or pendants. Or perhaps the turquoise and floral vintage cabs will become cute little earrings.

And while I finish them off, I promise I'll jog in place to burn off the scoops of praline pecan that lured me during vacation. (Sadly, my friends, that promise is probably as fictional as any cheesy romance novel you may read this summer. But I will show you the final pieces when I finish up the cabs!)


Shirley said...

Oh, too funny! (the jogging, not the beading) Someday I may venture into bead embroidery, but for now I'll just enjoy yours. The colors are really great. So, if you use the little ones for earrings, do you add something to the back, or just leave the material?

Bobbie said...

Shirley, everything will get at least a backing of ultrasuede or leather and edging beads, and may or may not get some further embellishment. Depends on how well I can manipulate the beading needle while jogging ;-)