Hello there. I'm running late to post today because.. we've been ill and house-bound. I googled our symptoms and we may have had the Norovirus. I won't go into detail.. but it's not a good thing to have. It feels like a whole alien colony of evil microbes and amoebas are having a party in my stomach and intestines. So, the result of being home-bound is we haven't been out and about and don't have much to share. But I do have some beads to string so I pulled out my beading work tray to organize it a bit. I found a tiny glass jar that I ordered on Etsy, actually I got 10 of them. I put in the tiny jar the tiniest agates that Dayle and Kristi found on the beach. I am going to use my sterling silver wire and make a bail on the top so I can wear this as a pendant. :-)
Here is my tray on my lap. All set to do some creative work.
I've showed you my Sleeping Beauty rondelles.. I'm just not sure what I want to do for the focal beads in the bracelet I have planned. We'll do some playing today and see what I come up with. See the heart in the center? I got some Swarovski crystal hearts - I am going to make a wire bail on the top and hang them from safety pins and give them as gifts. The safety pin is what you wear if you want people to know that if they are in a scary situation with a stranger, you will help them.
Do you know what an "etui" is? You might if you do crossword puzzles. It means "needle case". Have you seen the one I made using a wooden tube case? I did a peyote stitch, flame design. This is *always* on my beading tray.
I had a polished agate cabochon which I glued to the top.
And here is the finished bracelet. I used to have a double strand turquoise bracelet but it broke, so then I had a one strand, but missed the double one. So, then I found some Sleeping Beauty Mine rondelles on eBay and today I restrung it.