Last weekend I finally dragged out all my beading supplies and started to work. I don’t know what it is about me that I have to do something in my head 150 times before I lay hands on the stuff and finally make something. Sheesh.
Anyway, I made two watches. I made one for the lady I work with and one for myself. Mine is a little too large and hers a little too small, so this weekend I will cut them apart and make them again.
In the meantime, these are the things I learned that doing the process 150 times in my head never touched upon:
Using pliers on the needle isn’t the best thing to do. Buy more needles than you think you need. (These are needles with a large eye that opens up in the middle and are pointed on both ends. This is the only needle I found that I can thread the stretch magic cord though.)
Be more cautious using Super Glue. I ended up with it on my fingers and spent 45 minutes picking and scrubbing before it came away.
The necklace trough tray is absolutely fantastic! I will use it a lot!
See about hiding knots underneath the roundel beads that rest in-between the more interesting ones.
The watch faces I purchased at www.whohasthetime.com They were $3.99 each. What a deal!
And a psychic spin to the story? Some time ago, while I was making beaded jewelry in my head one of the guides said the word bead. Except, I “saw” it as they said it and they’d spelled it wrong. They’d said bede. When I said it was wrong, they said it was correct. I went and looked up the word. It means praying. I thought that was interesting.