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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Trying Something New

 I've never been a seed beader - too fiddly for me, and the need to follow precise, detailed directions is not really my forte. Maybe the pandemic is robbing me of my sanity, because, against all reason, I decided to make a pair of seed beaded earrings. 


About those directions....I decided to substitute these pretty metallic brass colored size 11 beads for the size 6's that the directions called for. I discovered that two size 11's were similar in size to one size 6.  I felt so clever. But look carefully and you'll see where I went astray. Did you find it? On the bridge, below the ear hook, I used two seed beads on one earring and one seed bead on the other. Oops! Oh well. These are going to be mine and if anyone is close enough to notice this mistake then they seriously need to back up! By the time I wove the third earring - yes, you heard that right, I had to totally rip out #2 and start over again...anyway earring  #3 was easier. 

My hat's off to all you masterful seed beaders. Your work is truly impressive!

The seed bead challenged beader


8 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! I am like you - all those detailed directions! I just can't do it.

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  2. I just love these and so proud of you for pushing outside of your comfort zone!! You did a beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you so much Kristi. Your encouragement always means so much to me!

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  3. These are beautiful!! This is me all over. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve re-made the same earring 🤦🏽‍♀️ Well done ❤️

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    1. Suhana you are a pro at really intricate beaded earrings! I'll eventually remake the mistake earring too.

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