After deciding to bead up a pair of earrings I walked into my bead storage area and shimmering out of the corner of my eye was one of the bulb ornaments I bought LAST year and never used. So I grabbed it, and found some "wintery" beads to go with it. After experimenting with numbers to find the right weave, it all came together very easily. I may or may not add embelishments to this one, as it's more of a prototype than anything. I'm looking forward to doing more of these though, it was fun!
I discovered jewelry making in my mid-teens, around that age when girls start worrying about being "pretty" I suppose. It started as a hobby of making simple bead earrings and hemp macrame necklaces but quickly steamrolled into a full blown addiction. I moved on to stringing necklaces, bracelets and anklets. Soon after I discovered seed beads. At first I had NO idea what to even do with them other than use them as spacer beads. But then I discovered peyote (or gourd) stitch and I was absolutely hooked. It was (and still is) amazing to me that you can put these little tiny things together to create something more beautiful than the sum of its parts.
I take my "addiction" pretty seriously...I pay close attention to details and weave each bead with love. If I am feeling grumpy or sad I do NOT bead, as I believe that energy can seep into the piece I am creating. Luckily I'm a pretty happy person and have a wonderful loving husband who understands and helps support me in my artistic endeavors.