Big surprise, I know right? Well this time it is for those little treasures that are either called peanuts or farfalle beads. I have had a little stash of them and when I did get them I had a plan in mind but it never quite panned out. They are the cutest little beads but "What the heck do you do with them?" Well here's my little story......
I recently met a friend on FB that led me to take a peak at Bead Imag. I did find the magazine a great source of information but one thing in particular stood out. I have been forever wanting to try my hand at Oglala stitch. I could not find a free patten to get me started so I just kept it in the back of my mind. Imag and Lesley to the rescue. So this is my newest necklace. Yes I started with a necklace. I can't believe it either.
I love the colors of this and it matches my shirt so perfectly. Win Win! I used those little peanuts to give the piece more texture and a bit of bling. Well you know what? Since I had peanuts, melons, and seeds (sounds like a salad) leftover I thought I would take some advise from the beady goddesses and play around a bit and see where it took me...guess what happened? I know my own little design, can you believe it? Anyway after showing it to friends on FB it seems that a tutorial is called for. Oh MY I am not good at that and my sweet friend Nancy ( I have totally linked you to a spectacular post about her color play ropes...you will love it!)offered to write the instructions for me if I take the pictures. Oh what an offer! So I was so excited I told my hubby and you know what he said? "I want you to try to write it first, you have all the tools and you know what you like in a pattern so you need to try that first." OMG do you know how scary a proposition this is? I have decided to try and take it on but will keep Nancy on stand my just in case. LOL So here is my sweet little Leafy Trail.
So that is my story for today and I am totally stickin to it!
Hugs and Blessings