Monday, May 2, 2011

Make It Monday: A needle of a different sort

Another Make It Monday, and another apology for a belated post. I'm getting ready for a show this weekend, so I'm running around like crazy making sure I have enough stuff and everything in order. I also had to make a trip to the dentist, (boo!) but here I am and here you are and here we go!

Firstly, a big hello to people visiting the blog because they've heard about the Slinging Color! podcast. Glad to have you stop by. Please feel free to leave a comment and say hi. :)

So, as with most fiber crafting people, I have a huge range of needles in my home, from the very large to the hefty. Not all of my needles, however, are meant for yarn. Some are meant for much smaller items.

Like beads!

I started doing beadwork in college and I've been at it on and off ever since. I particularly love working with teeny tiny seed beads. These days, I mostly work with Miyuki Delicas, which are cylinder shaped beads cut to uniform sizes, which means that they stack neatly and are ideal for beadwork with crisp patterns and the occasional corner.

So I thought I'd show off some of my favorites. The jewelry pieces are all things I designed on my own. The beaded box design is by Julia Pretl, but I stitched it with my own two hands!

You can see more at my other etsy shop, Beadskinz.

More fibery stuff coming soon, promise!


  1. Wow! so talented, I see you have many interests! I am going to check out your bead shop now! Happy day!

  2. I am like a magpie, sometimes, Karen. :)