Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A bit of beading.... and some blog candy on its way

This project has been a long time in the making! One of my Mum's friends bought a beautifully beaded bauble last year. I just had to have a go at making one, but not having a pattern, it was a case of trial and error and adding my twist to the design.

It has taken about 3 attempts, the second one was nearly finished, as I was tightening the thread it snapped, so I cut it up and started again with Fireline, a lot stronger thread. This is the third version which ended up somewhat different, when it came to adding the beads at the bottom I didn't have enough in the right colour, so a quick dash to the local beading shop was in order yesterday. I finally finished it last night! I've got lots more designs buzzing round in my head now and ideas on how I would do it differently next time, so watch this space....

Sorry about the glare on the photo, it was the best I could do, will try to get a better shot later.

In celebration of my birthday tomorrow and recently reaching 10,000 hits I will be back with some blog candy later.

Better go and get ready for work now, have a great day .....


Clare (Littlebear) said...

This is stunning Sam. Well worth all that time and effort.
Clare x

Clare said...

Sam, that's great - I don't think I have the patience. I would have given up after the second attempt!! Looking forward to the blog candy!! Happy birthday for tomorrow. Clare x ;)

Sarah-Jane said...

Oh Wow, I love this, it must have taken you hous, you are so patient!
Have a lovely day tomorrow, I hope you don't have to go to work!
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Anonymous said...

it came out very cool! Well Done. Theres no way I would have the patience for that!

Stacey said...

This is brilliant Sam! Loving this creation! I remember talking to you about this months ago when I was at your house so I am so pleased that you finally got round to finishing it.

Sorry for being such a rubbish blogging buddy lately, I just don't know where the time goes!

P.S. Happy Birthday for tomorrow my lovely! ~x~

Susie Sugar said...

Lovely Christmas decoration Sam alot of time & hard work went into it but its worth it its beautiful.
Sorry for the delay but if you pop over to my blog there is your top 3 badge from Susie's sassy challenge waiting there for you as you were chosen in the top 3
Hugs Susie xx

Susie Sugar said...

Sam get on over to my place I just noticed you havent picked up your top 3 badge you won for our first challenge !! are they working you to hard at Gomer these days !! lol
see you soon
Hugs Susie xx

Mina said...

fabulous would look stunning hanging from a light and glinting...thank you for entering my blog candy and good luck
Mina xxx