Beads, beads, beads

Wire wrapped stone pendant and glass earrings
Another distraction that has been occupying my time has been jewelry making. I took a few class this past weekend and was able to cross off a few things on my to-do list.....(the pictures aren't that great, knitting is a lot easier to photography).

I'm happy to have finally learned how to wire wrap pendants and "donuts" and I'm incredibly happy that I finally can do tubular peyote stitch. I have to admit I thought peyote stitch would be a lot easier than wire wrapping but I was totally wrong. I struggled with the peyote stitch but luckily the teacher had lots of patience with me and I finally got it. Once I understood what I was supposed to be doing I absolutely loved it. While I'm used to reading knitting patterns, beading patterns are a whole other thing. It takes some getting used to but I'm looking forward to learning more about beading and finally using some of the beads that I've been acquiring off and on for years. I know my husband will be glad that I finally start using some of the stuff I've been acquiring although he probably realizes that it is just another craft mess waiting to happen! I can't help it though, so many cool crafts to do and so little time!!!

Tubular Peyote Beaded Necklace