To bead or not to bead

I never thought that I’d ever be attracted to beading, but I saw some gorgeous beading in  combination with Crazy Quilting, so I had to try.

And what do you know? I’m really enjoying it! I got myself a strong light with a magnifying glass, so I can see what I’m doing and thread a needle. I guess the process is slow and meticulous, and it settles me down.

Here’s a WIP:

I am taking an online class with Joggles. Learning beading from a PDF is NOT the way to go. But I’m also taking a real life class next month.


The colorful Klimt like beads are from Artist Cellars. Waving, Lisa…


In my travels, I also found this little crochet bag for $1.99, so I had to alter it, of course. Everything is recycled.


And inside, there was this tiny pouch with a 25c coin. For those emergencies when you need to get to the phone? My ex-mother-in-law used to travel with a Euro coin in her shirt pocket, enough to buy herself a Metro ticket  if she ever lost her purse!!!! Funny memories. CIMG4805


  1. Welcome to CQI! Love your blog, and that bag is awesome. I'll have to keep my eyes open more often when I'm out!

  2. Love beading too - just never enough time- your beading is lovely

  3. My first thought was . . . There she goes again!
    You are so brave in trying new things and with such wonderful results.

    Love the heart

  4. Hi Sox, your CQ'ed heart is gorgeous! And that little bag is adorable. I cannot believe that it took so long for you to get your beads, aiye yi yi. It would have been quicker by donkey. Can I steal the little close up and post it on facebook? Or you can... :-)

  5. I love beading too, but I don't know how to do it. My mom used to be very good with it. I'll be watching your progress with interest.

  6. gorgeous bag, Sox... you can tell from my "beading" section in my blog that I, too, enjoy beading... used to and have so many! LOL - this is wonderful. karen

  7. hello Sox,,, The Asain ladies are breath taking and I love all your sewen stuff you have a the clech pursh are fabousssssssssssssssssss ..


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