Sunday, February 1, 2009

First thing!

Okay, working only with the beads in the bowl and some 28 ga. wire (see earlier post), here’s the thing I made today, a beaded suncatcher. This suncatcher holds its shape pretty well, because it is strung on wire. I didn’t cut quite enough wire and ended up working in a new section of wire twice; hopefully that isn’t very noticeable.
Sorry that these photos aren't very clear. Here's an outdoor shot. It was sooo cold and windy that I didn't take enough pictures to get a nice clear one. You get the idea, though. :o)
I’m already eager to see what I can make with the rest beads in the bowl tomorrow. There are a whole lot of them left. I might not wait till tomorrow...

I don’t have a tutorial for this type of beadwork right now, but if you want to get the general idea, this German link is fabulous:
Scroll down to where you see this:
“Wenn Sie hier anklicken, finden Sie noch mehr Sterne:”
Check out all those links for tons of help and ideas. You do not need to know German; her photo tutorials are excellent.


Simone said...

I love your beadwork and that craft site is a treasure trove. Thanks for sharing.

Simone said...

Oh, and I'm groundsel on TAD.