Most of you know that bead art was my life, passion, and how I made my living for most of 50 years. I was very fortunate to be in on he ground floor of the bead art explosion having some 400 published articles, my own books, taught beading for over 20 years all over the country and in in two other countries. So when I say beading was my life it was. About 5 years ago lupus started to take over my hands, making it difficult to bead. I eventually had to stop beading. I am still very much apart of the beading world, with my Nicole's BeadBacking, Looms by Mike and my beading patterns. I still give instructions and help people with beading. I said all of that to get to the real story......... A dear friend and beader wrote to me asking for a special pattern for her son's best man. It was one of my pot leaves and the man's initial for a lighter cover. No problem I have been wanting to do this for sometime and now I had the reason to go forward with it. The patterns need to be tested so I made a few up for myself, pulled out some beads and set up on the kitchen table. I can't feel the needle or thread much less the beads. So I rubbed bees wax on my fingers in hopes that the needle would stay put. Well it worked a little bit. I did manage to bead two new lighter covers. Something that in the past would have taken me a few hours took me two days. It also reminded me how much I miss beading.
So here are my two new patterns and the beaded pieces.
Patterns can be purchased in my Beadwright Etsy or my Beadwright.com both places are instant down load.
The hot pink and hot green on black is to pretty.
Honor and integrity in art, in life.