Friday, November 5, 2010


Good evening, Albarino. Oh! And my Lacy's Stiff Stuff came in the mail today.

I learned embroidery over the summer. My darling husband got me a kit for my birthday since I'd been talking on and on about it. I made this out of the kit materials and some of my own:

But I didn't really have a plan of what I was going to do with the not-intentionally-eye-shaped piece. So, like a big goober, I glued it onto one of my work folders:

It doesn't really "go", but I was so excited about my first endeavor into bead embroidery that I wanted to look at it often! Plus, isn't that cab gorgeous? So now my grand plan is to use any Lacy's Stiff Stuff (LSS) scrap I produce, to make small embroidered bits and add them to the folder. And add to it until the folder is covered!!! I've made a handful of bead embroidered pendants since that first piece, but I only had gray LSS on hand. So I am very excited to have the white now to play around with!

In other news of the week, I've been making pendants like crazy. As my wonderful friend Lynn says about her love of's turning into a sickness! I saw this pattern in a past beading magazine issue and had some fun with it (here is a sampling)...

...and as I was beading them, realized they were remarkably similar to a method I used last year (a modification of a beaded crystal bead) when I entered a beaded bead contest. The only difference, as far as I can tell, is in the number of beads used!

Over the weekend, I plan to continue working on my "What Inspires You" contest piece. It was hard to pick one thing that inspires me as there are SO MANY things that inspire me. I stepped a bit outside the box on this one....but when I'm done I will reveal what inspired these beaded beads that will be part of my final piece:


  1. Oh Amy I so love that pattern too in fact I have made one finished one and almost finished another. I have picked up some more beads to make a couple more.
    Can't wait to see this finished I love the beads already!
    Thanks so much for the comment on my blog it is so nice to hear from you!


  2. Heres the post of it


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