Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
It seems like a pretty cool idea to me. The world could definitely benefit from a few random acts of kindness, and the beading community has a long standing tradition of generosity. It follows that this would fit right in.
So here are the rules: I will send a handmade beaded gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange (and email me their mailing address and favorite color), and who make the same pledge on their own blogs. I don't know what the gift will be, but it will be beaded, and you will receive it within 1 year, I promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward, by posting a pay it forward on your own blog.
Monday, March 10, 2008
I was having fits with this project. It seemed to me that everyone was covering the mask and doing bead embroidery...something I'm not really good at. I knew what I wanted, but it wasn't coming together for me. I'm not used to doing pieces like this and felt like maybe it was a mistake to try.
Then it hit me. I do not have to embroider this piece. I scrapped the felt and painted the mask blue. The ridges are rope I covered in beads, and I wrapped the outer edge like a cabochon. I'll add the "petals" to the outer edge. I haven't decided on placement, yet, but I'm getting there. There will be more paint... this blue is a little too intense for me. After that, who knows? I have until May.
The challenge is sponsored by The Beadin Path. http://www.beadinpath.com/