Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Beginning Bead Weaver

Sometimes I wish I could leave well enough alone. I'm good with wool. My hands just seem to know what to do. It feels natural. Even so, I've embarked on this new territory of bead weaving. I love beads and I've done some tapestry weaving, so it seemed like a good fit.

Actually, I am enjoying what I'm doing and it's not going that badly. It's just hard to be a beginner. I have these ideas that are great in theory, but then I struggle with the execution. Making matters more challenging is my stubborn habit of figuring things out for myself. There are tons of books and magazines on the subject, but I don't want to learn someone else's process. I want to figure out my own.

So here's my latest work. I'm not very happy with it, but I like to "keep it real" here on my blog. I thought the lighter thread would be a good choice, but now I wish I had gone darker. There are a couple other issues with it too. I was making this as a mother's day gift, but there is no way I'm gifting this to anybody. Back to the drawing board.

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