I am just on fire! For some reason, I just want to bead all the time. I can't stop. I even dream about beading. And I am obsessed with these collars. I started this collar on July 19th by picking out one of the Duane Collins' pendents I'd gotten at Stoney Creek Beads in Michigan. I also used the crystal rivolis that I got from my friend Bad Liz. I got out a piece of Nicole's Bead Backing, glued down the pieces, and just went in over drive working on this collar. I have to say that I need to take a breather. My hand is aching, but I still want to bead! Here is the progression from July 19th to July 23. The whole top is finished, and I need to work on the backing then the embellishing the edges.
|July 20th progression|
|July 21st progression|
|July 22nd progression|
|July 22nd late night progression|
|July 23rd progression: backing glued on|
Now I am planning the edging. Are you like me? Do you actually look at the prices of the beads to figure out which will make the most dramatic impact without using all your most expensive beads? I am frugal but there are times when I have to bite the bullet and go with what looks the best. And oh yes, I decided to let the $12.15 a tube sit aside and go with the top $5.05 tube for the edging.