Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A new beader in the midst

Grand daughter Samantha who is visiting from Santa Cruz took up beading during an art class this school year. I didn't want to miss the opportunity to encourage more beading so when she seemed interested in a swirly design I turned to Carol Dean Sharpe for a pattern.



The instructions are beautifully written and had everything a young beginning beader could ask for. Sam is well on her way and is loving watching the design evolve. Many thanks to Carol for her extra fast service so I could get Sam started today while she is visiting.

I started her out with delicas and black nymo from a cone. Yes, I do usually use fireline but then I usually use a million crystals. With a flat pattern I didn't feel the need and I can easily send her home with a spool of nymo. I've created a small beading kit with needles, thread, scissors, a triangular bead scooper and beads of course.

This is the child whose first rattle was a tube of beads and learned to say 'ooooh beads' when she was two. So I'm glad to see her picking up a needle and thread. She's a quick study and a natural so I look forward to seeing this bracelet done and seeing if she'll be interested in more.

7 comments:

Patty said...

And I bet you put all of those great supplies into a beautiful Judy Patuti bead mat too. :-) Loving mine!

Mandy said...

How fun to bead with your granddaughter, hope you guys have many more beading adventures together!

a2susan said...

I love the colors Sam chose. I still find reading peyote patterns challenging, so it's great to see her pick it up so easily. And she is so grown up since the last time you had a picture of her. Enjoy all of your visit together.

Sally Anderson said...

I hope to teach my grandgirls when they get older. Samantha has made great progress on her bracelets and her swirls are lovely!

Carol Dean said...

Marcia, I was so honored that you came to Sand Fibers for this pattern. Thank you! I love the colors she chose! :)

Marcia DeCoster said...

@ Carol, it wouldn't occur to me to go anywhere else!

Marcia DeCoster said...

I'm delica inventory challenged but the blue and green did work nicely. I selfishly didn't get out the aikos....