Let's just get down to it! This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Fish. This one was kinda easy to design but not too easy to bead. Why, you ask? Well, glad you asked!!! Those beautiful tiny seed beads that have enamored me my whole life many times need to be culled. Culling is when you have to inspect the beads and take out all the ones that don't look right, are broken, or too small/big. Usually when I bead my inchies I get 3-4 beads that need to be culled. There have also been times when I missed a bead that needed to be culled and beaded with it. I am usually the first (and many times only) one who notices.
But this time with this inchie in just 2 rows of beading I had this happen.
These are all the beads that I was unable to use when I was beading just 2 rows of the pattern. There are only 19 beads in 2 rows! ARG! This is one of the frustrating things about beading. I know beads are massed produced and sometimes there are mistakes made. Lately the beads I use have needed to be culled more. Which brings me to another conundrum, are beads being made in more mass production (causing more culling) because they are more in need or am I just hoarding so many that they need to keep up with my stash?? LOL I really don't want to know the answer to that question!
Here, after all the culling, here is the finished product.
I used 3 colors of mostly good Delica beads ;). I love this kinda fish. So tropical and pretty.
I am also working on some competition pieces that I can not show yet. But if you are interested in joining some fun competitions then check out Dry Gulch's monthly color challenge, Seed Beads and More's monthly beaded vessel challenge, Seedbeadsters, peyote triangle challenge, Beadwork Mentoring's Kaleidocycles challenge and of course EIM and 2x2x2
I would love to hear from all of you and thanks in advance for the great comments.Until next week, have a blessed and creative week!