I could have kissed the mailman today... but I didn't. First because he brought the mail to my door so I didn't have to drag my butt down the driveway to the mail box in -6 degree weather. Can I get a Woot Woot for an excellent mailman? :o)
Not only that, but he brought me a new book... and for me, I'm like a sponge and I can't wait to learn new things. I've been admiring seed bead jewelry for a very long time. It took me a long time to muster up the courage to break out those tiny little seed beads with my needle and thread to play. I didn't know if I'd have the patience to make things with seed beads.
Juli Cannon. I love her lampwork, but her bead embroidery pieces bedazzle me. My eyes kind of spin circles and get all glazed over every time she posts a new piece. I admire her designs and they spur mental pictures in my brain of pieces that are destined to come from my beads! There's no limit to the creative touches you can add to pieces by learning such skills!
|See what I'm talking about... this is GORGEOUS and then some!|
So while I continue to learn, I wanted to share with you which book I picked up. Love the way both authors Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini teach all the stitches, love the photos and the practice projects. I picked up some Lacy's Stiff Stuff and a 1" cuff from Artbeads.com just a few weeks back so I'm all ready to start! I can't wait to show you what I come up with!