I finished my piece for the Bead Soup Double Up yesterday! Nancy Dale of the Bead Mavens organized this fun swap on Facebook. My swap partner Alice sent me a generous, lovely Earthen palette that is very out of my colorbox.
At first I wasn’t sure what to do about my lack of ideas. I set my bead soup in a ceramic bowl on my beading table to see if it would speak to me. I thought that if the beads were out, and I could see them, maybe we could bond a little and ideas would flow. I picked up the focal cab and thought about how cool it was, and that it deserved a good home. Sounds like I’m crazy, but it worked! I can only show a sneak peak because all the projects will be revealed together on June 1st.
The day I started my project was the same day I went to bead with my friends Lexi and Karen. Lexi had ordered us some of the new Tulip needles from Carol Cypher! I was really excited to try them out, and I am happy to report that I beaded my entire project with only 1 needle. Cynthia Rutledge told us they flex, but they don’t break. Mine is slightly bent, but I’m pretty rough on needles. I’m going to see how many projects I can bead before I break it or render it useless.