Today I'm going to take a break from posting about scrapbooking and instead write about one of my other hobbies: beading.
When you set foot in an arts and crafts store, do you ever feel like a kid in a candy shop? At Bead Box of Brainerd, one of my favorite Minnesota bead stores, some of the wares are even displayed like candy! There are probably about a dozen
"flavors" for sale at Bead Box; this photo shows three.
Here is a necklace that I made mostly with the "Blue Raspberry Soda" bead mix. I have shown this necklace on my blog before, but that was a long time ago, so many of you have not seen it before. I am going to have to work on my "selfy"-taking skills; I could not figure out how to get both my necklace and my face in the photo, LOL.
Another bead mix "flavor" that Bead Box offers is Root Beer Float. Since today is Tuesday, the day to share beverage-related posts with Bleubeard and Elizabeth, I thought it would be a good time to show you this bracelet, which is made mostly with "root beer float" beads.
I first got interested in beading at a craft retreat several years ago. The women there were doing all sorts of crafts. I was scrapbooking, of course, but I watched the beaders with great interest. They were speedy, able to create dozens of projects per day. Impressed, I decided to learn beading too. When I got back from the retreat, I found an introductory beading class. I would say that my beading skills are still at a pretty basic level, and I am certainly not as speedy as the beaders I met at the craft retreat, but that's okay, because I prefer simple jewelry anyway. I don't wear a lot of makeup, and I seldom wear fancy hairstyles, so beaded jewelry gives me a way to add color and sparkle to my look.
What kind of jewelry do you wear?