Category Archives: beading

New Craft Book!

New Craft Book!
New Craft Book!

Don’t you love it when you need just a little something more to qualify for free shipping? I am very pleased with this purchase and may take it to Staples to be wire bound so the pages lie open. I also have this book which is more about small projects than about the stitching. Small projects are right up my alley!

Which reminds me, I’m thinking about scanning all my craft books (and maybe patterns) and making myself a library/database. ‘More on that later.

Bead weaving and stitching

Bead weaving and stitching
Bead weaving and stitching

Speaking of medallions, I think bead medallions would make pretty adornaments in crazy quilting. My search for bead weaving led me to this wonderful list at Glitter Glow Beading.

One of the best links on the list was the Interweave store at Interweave Press. They have oodles of reasonably priced downloadable patterns, not only in beading, but in knitting, quilting, fibre arts, you name it! They also carry craft merchandise and instructional DVD’s, in addition to books and magazines!

Emma’s blog also led me to ArtFire! Thank you, Emma!

I also like to stitch beads to fabric using charted designs and waste canvas. That led me here:

I’ll most likely join; I spent hours looking through the downloadable graphs. As a matter-of-fact, I believe I’ll take care of that right now! (What else have I got to do besides sweat and shiver?)

I finished my Bible cover!

I finished my Bible cover!
I finished my Bible cover!

I did the beadwork by hand, and there is a small
amount of silk ribbon embroidery. The straps and
bookmark are gold organza ribbon.
I think I might have gone too far with the bead embellishment. The fabric is beautiful enough to stand on its own, as you can see from the back.
I am pretty proud of it, however. I made the pattern myself using my AutoCad software.