Monday, July 31, 2006

Beading Again

One of two memory wire bracelets I have made recently for my sister. I have started beading again. I had stopped for some time but needed to get some things organized so I got it all out and the bug grabbed me again.

I get the urge to be creative every once in a while and I have just not been able to get it out of my system with cardmaking. I think this is because it takes me a bit to get creative with the cards...I have to make a few ugly ones before I start to like them. Since my time has been tight lately, it has been harder to get going in the card department.

Beading on the other hand is really easy for me to flow with. I don't know why exactly. Perhaps it is because it is confined in some aspects with the creativeness allowed inside those confines. I did sit for quite some time when I first got it all The other one.out, a bit overwhelmed and not sure where to start. So I started with a few things that needed to be restrung and organized some beads I purchased in Portland/Seattle and ones my sister had sent and that was all it took.

For about 5 days now, all of my beading stuff has been spread out in one section of our family room floor. I can bead while J and I are watching TV and I don't have to put all my cardmaking stuff away to free up the craft table in my office. Eventually, I will have to put it away again, but for now I kind of like having it spread out and ready to go on the family room floor.

9 comments:

Peeved Michelle said...

No pets? I definitely couldn't have something like that on the floor.

Mishka said...

Nope, we have a cat, and I have to shoo her away once in a while but she mostly keeps away from it...and it is a big mess.

Mind Sprite said...

I'd love to have a place where I could have all my craft stuff out and just leave it there for a few days. But it's always in the way and the cats would be batting the beads all over the house as soon as I turned my back!

I like what you made :)

Mishka said...

I like that I can leave the stuff on my craft table in my office indefinitely but since it is only one table and there are many things I like to work on...the family room floor works for now. I am thinking about starting a jigsaw puzzle on the dining room table as well...

kilgorsky said...

Mishka, you have all sorts of hobbies. Which one, would you say, is your most favorite?

Mishka said...

Oooooh, I think there are too many to have a favorite. I guess reading and writing are my favorites (the ones I have had the longest) but I like to be creative with my hands so I have also dipped into several different craft arenas too but I usually burn out of them eventually.

I have done silk flower arrangements, wood painting, beading, tile and glass painting, stamping/cardmaking, crocheting, cross stitch, and embroidery just to name a few. I also have lots of outdoor hobbies, like exploring, geocaching, golf and soccer so I figure my list is too long, and the day is too short in most cases.

haha said...

speaking of cross stitch...I found three small Christmas cross stitch ornaments that I am sending to you...hint hint...one for you, me and chicken. I love those bracelets and I wear the one you made me all the time.

Chicken said...

Those are awesome sis!!!

Through a Glass Darkly said...

Ooh, I love creative things. I've never gotten into beading, though. I think I like broader creativity where you can just go wild. I do love wearing beads, though; I'm really into chunky, kinda funky necklaces now. I think my younger self would have laughed at the jewelry I like now.