This past weekend I finished “Carousel” that I started in Marcia DeCoster’s class at Beading by the Bay. I love wearing it and watching the crystals throw off light, hehe. I was working on it in one of my favorite spaces to bead and chat: the stellar craft room of my friends Lexi and Karen. I tried a delicious new exfoliating scrub and picked up two more beady tips to share with you!
- Thread the end that comes off the spool first– This has to do with the way the thread is made and twisted together. If you thread the opposite end first, your needle will scrape against the “barbs” and weaken it before you even get started.
- One side of the needle is “cupped” to help guide the thread through– I can’t believe I never noticed the curve before! It makes sense though because whenever one side doesn’t “work” for me, I roll thee needle between my fingers and try threading through the other side.
In other news my friend Ralonda will be teaching her new design, Waves of Grace, at Bead Fest Texas! The design features Swarovski buttons and her class time is Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 8:30 AM-11:30 AM. I will be assisting her, and we would love to see you there!