Hey everyone, I hope this finds you well. I only have a small amount to show off this week. I have been furiously working on a project from one of the Facebook groups, All About Beadweaving. The challenge was to make an amulet bag. The challenge started in the beginning of April. I designed the pattern and decided that since it was going to be a bit big that I would use small 15/0 seed beads. My inchies are 11/0's. Last year on my blog I posted a pattern showing the differences in the sizes of Delica beads that I use. Remember this?
The first tiny square is the 15/0 and the second one is the 11/0 that I use. See the difference in sizes. So I figured that using the 15's would take off about a fourth of the size, Great idea, right? I thought so. So I ordered all the beads for the amulet bag (spent quite a bit on them!). Then I had to wait for the beads to get here so I started the K-cycle. Once I was into that then all other projects were on hold, except my inchies and twinchies. The beads came in and I went to work. Got about 1/4th of the way done on the first side and had to stop to do a commission piece for a friend. Finally I got to get back to it and guess what?
Well, I am gonna tell you since I know you wont guess it. I would not have guessed it if I had tried. Somehow the beads that I spent so much money and time on seemed to be gritty on the inside of the beads and as I was beading I either broke a bead or the thread! I was so mad that I had to walk away for about a week. By now it is June 12th. Did I forget to mention that the challenge ends July 1st. Oh yea, theres that! So I put my crafty big gurl pants on and got to it. I had to start all over with 11's. I know that it will be bigger than I want but it will be sturdy and wont break. So I just finished the first side today. I still have to do the back side, the necklace and the fringe, which will be 5 feathers. Wish me luck haha.
After all of this I decided that I deserved a party, well Every Inchie Monday agreed with me, since the theme this week is Party! If you have been reading my blog for some time you know that when I get the next years list at the end of the previous year I go to work designing patterns. I have to make sure that I have the beads and that I can get the pattern done in time for the due date. So my patterns are designed many months in advance, but they are beaded up the week they are due. So last year when I got this theme I just knew what I was going to design. It just seems slightly timely.
I decided to make the year 1999. Beaded in purple. All for the late singer Prince. Who knew when I designed it last year that he would be gone by this time. Crazy how that happens, and it has happened more than once. So without further ado here is my inchie. I used 2 colors of Delicas hope you like it and as Wayne would say, "Party on!"
Have a blessed an creative day my friends. Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the amazing art and the upcoming themes.