No, this is not a ... 'I've been too busy blah blah post', as I have submitted Week 1 Earrings, which are:
|Week 1 Beadalong|
A 'Norma Jean Dell' Design
Norma Jean Dell very kindly gifted a tutorial to OTTS Facebook Group for these earrings and always keen on developing my beading skills I was delighted to test it out. I used size 15/0 seeds, freshwater pearls (a pressy from my daughter-in-law) and lilac/pink magatama beads.
My first attempt (discarded!) was nothing to be proud of ... never one to give up, I started again. This time a success.
I find I learn 'visually' I need to see written/pictorial instructions for it to register in the 'little grey cells'! Norma Jean's tutorial was just that with the clear instructions and follow along photos.
If you want to join in with the Beadalong or any other of the challenges visit Operation Tackle That Bead Stash and join the OTTS Facebook Group.
I'm aiming to keep my blogs 'shortish' - that way you may read to the end! So before I whitter on, be assured I will be blogging more often.
I also want to say a 'Happy New Year' to all my friends at Handmade Monday who produce some lovely projects ... a vast range of delights - artwork, jewellery, candle making, knitting, needlework, woodwork and so much more! Every Monday you will find out what everybody has been up to throughout the week; always worth a look! This week is Handmade Monday 48, the 1st visit of the year and, as always, is hosted by Wendy. Oops, my second 'non' New Year resolution! To join in each week.
'Keep Watching, and I'll Keep Blogging'