Fortunately for me today is overcast and lots of rain is predicted for tomorrow. I do need to prepare a bit for my last bead engagement of the year (I leave Thursday) but I also have some solid bead time tucked into these two days.
You may remember me saying we have a new birthday tradition among my friends and that is for each of us to make a beaded bead for a necklace for the birthday girl.
So far I've made an Amphora from Beaded Opulence for Susan and am working on a large Bellisimo for Gail's upcoming birthday. The girls, while enthusiastic and multi talented are just beginning their bead journeys so I kept their beads simple by beading a base of raw, which then they layer and embellish, like the beaded beads in Beads in Motion.
Who knows maybe we'll step up to an urchin bead in time!
Do have a favorite beaded bead?