Thursday, December 18, 2014

Work in Progress: Intermission

I am very happy to report that all of the beadwork for my secret project is now complete! I feel like I’ve just crossed a finish line - not least because I need a bit of a break. Right now my bead tray is almost completely empty. Apart from the usual apparatus, the only things on it are a cup of freshwater pearls that I forgot to put away the last time I had my pearl bead box out.

I won’t be starting on any fresh new projects for at least a few days, as I’m using my normal beading time to work on this year’s felt Christmas gifts - tiny pillows with Minecraft faces on them. I’m also whipping up a “tacky Christmas sweater” for my a school Christmas party. Apparently they are all the rage this year, and everyone is going to be wearing one to show school spirit. We went with some simple felt shapes like ornament globes and a beribboned gift.

Tacky Christmas Sweater in Progress


There has been one new addition to my workspace this week. I was shopping for stocking stuffers and decided to treat myself to a pencil and paperclip caddy. It’s absolutely perfect for storing and organizing excess bead packs while I’m working on a project. It also keeps materials out of my elbow space until I get around to putting them away.

What are you making this week?

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3 comments:

  1. You sound like a very organized person.. I on the other hand am struggling to find something to make for my eleven year old niece for Christmas. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Have a wnderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  2. Sometimes it is nice to take a break and try something different. I hope when you come back to beading your batteries are recharged. Cant wait to see what you do with the pearls.

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  3. Thanks, Beth! I'm almost ready to get back to my normal routine.

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