A number of years ago Nellie, one of my very best friends in the whole world sent me a bunch of bead supplies…she was done with it…kaput. The Grand girls and I would sit around the desk at night and they would create bracelets and necklaces and beads would be dropped on the floor for Far Guy to vacuum up.
Needless to say, I added to the bead collection. One day I admired one of Nellie’s bracelets. She sighed and said “Cause I love ya like a sister I will make you one.”
The bracelet has a beautiful closure. I love that I can wear it with anything…and I love how the beads (Japanese Delicas) feel next to your skin.
Nellie always said “I am going to teach you how to make that bracelet.” WELL she is coming up for a day later in the month. I must be on her bucket list!
I decided that since I am a slow learner I should try to figure out the Even Count Peyote Stitch.
After several tries…one with seed beads… I gave up. Then I was walking down a street in Little Falls Minnesota and saw a Bead Shop and walked in. I chose an assortment of blue/purple Japanese Delicas…the proper beads!
I watched some videos…made some mistakes..and tried again.
Finally I think I have mastered the stitch.
The big bead is a stopper bead.
As you can see the beads are itsy bitsy. I am at the point where I need to add on another thread. This project will probably be a bracelet..it should have been wider….this one is done with 12 beads.
As most of you know I do not like to sew. This is sewing of a different kind. Now at least I have some idea of the stitch involved to make the color block bracelet. Nellie is bringing all the supplies. I can also get some help finishing off my project and adding the closure. AND I won’t look like a total idiot! Not that Nellie would care…I have known her since 1969, we used to live next door to each other..so she already accepts me faults and all.
No I didn’t need another hobby…but I am enjoying this one.