Saturday, March 25, 2017

Beginner's Beading

I am starting to think that March came in like a lion and is going out like a lion also. It has been cool here for most of the month. People are saying they were out golfing this time last year. This year there is still snow on the hills and the grass is just thinking about growing.


I was to the doctors on Thursday and my A1C is still sitting at 5.5 which is perfect. Blood pressure is right where they want it to be. Thyroid is on the high end of average so I got a medication change. I started it this morning. I have two different doses to take alternating days. Here is hoping that it works.
Yesterday I pushed myself and slept for 2 hours in the afternoon. I used up my sewing time and didn't feel a whole lot better when I woke up. Hopefully, I will feel better this week and look at the patterns and prep for sewing on my next days off.
I did beading both mornings I was off. My goal was to make a flower out of nylon mesh tubing.
I had spent an evening doing internet searches on it and finally found a YouTube video showing how to do it. It is actually very easy once you start the flower on a cardboard circle the size of a quarter. The tubing goes into place easily and I glued it down with the glue gun. I added some beads to the headband and called it a day. It is for a girl who loves this kind of stuff.
I also made the necklace. All the materials came from the discount section and I had quite a bit of fun doing it. The cording and closure is from a necklace that had 4 stands of cording and one of organza ribbon. I glued them into a proper end, add the closure, strung the beads and then repeated the end and closure. Very easy to do.
Lastly, I made a necklace for the doll's Easter outfit. It was easy to make also.
I learned via reading how to do crimp beads to hold the closure in place and then alternated pearl and mauve beads on the wire. I know I will be making a lot of these necklaces using discounted materials from the store.
I still have lots to learn but I feel I have a good beginners base of which to build upon. One step at a time with this craft.


I am at work early and I hear I have another planogram to set up. I am looking forward to doing that. The last one I got is done and it looks great. Once that is done, I have to do monthly orders. A busy week coming up for me.
Until the next time............................

1 comment:

  1. The necklaces look really nice. I'm curious - what is a planogram?