9 Feb 2013

Beading Friends Forever

Good morning
 
Sorry it's been so long since I last posted on my blog.  The reason for that is I haven't made any cards since before Christmas.  Over the last year my enthusiasm for cardmaking had slowly been getting less and less as the weeks went by and I decided just before Christmas that I was going to have a complete break.  I am hoping in the coming months that I might start to make a few cards again but for now I am enjoying the break. 
 
However, I do miss being creative so when I saw the lovely Marcea had started a beading challenge  I decided to give it a go.  I first tried beading at Craftaganza in 2011 and really enjoyed it but at that time I was still heavily into cardmaking and DT work so didn't have the time for another hobby.  I wasn't sure if I would be able to master the beading techniques so thought a kit would be my best option.  I found some lovely ones at AndyCraft-Beads so ordered a couple to try.  These kits include easy to follow instructions and all the materials needed to complete the project ... just perfect for a beginner like me!
 
This bracelet has been made with the Hugs and Kisses Jet Black kit

  

I'm entering this into:~
 
Beading Friends Forever ~ Anything Goes
 
I really enjoyed making this bracelet and have already bought a supply of beads and started on another project.  Think i'm going to enjoy this new hobby!
If you are a beader or fancy trying a new hobby check out the challenge blog and there is also a friendly Facebook group.
 
Thanks for stopping by :-)
 

11 comments:

brenda said...

I think we all go through these periods Lisa and perhaps a break doing something totally different is a perfect remedy for you.

Certainly your piece of jewellery looks lovely.

B x

Faye said...

I'm glad you're still creating Lisa. This is a very, very pretty piece. X

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is really beautiful.
Glad that you have found an outlet for your creativity. Sometimes it's just nice to do something completely different.
Caroline xxx

Lynsey said...

Wow Lisa I am impressed this is beautiful! Lovely to seeing being creative again!
Hugs Lynsey x

julie_woolston said...

This is gorgeous Lisa,I have missed your cards and hope one day you feel like making them again, I look forward to seeing all your jewelry creations.

Hugs Julie x

Riet said...

So gorgeous Lisa.

Hugs Riet.xx

Katina said...

Hi Lisa,

I think you've found something else you're good at!! This is so gorgeous!! Look forward to seeing what you make next.
xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great to see you bck creating Lisa, this is lovely

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, a fantastic first attempt at beading. I don't know about you but I found it quite relaxing.
It's good to see you. I know all about taking a break from crafting. I now do it when I want to.
Sarah xx :0)

Marcea said...

well no way do you look like a beginner - this is just amazing sweetie. Thankyou for joining us and also for shouting out to help spread the word. Great work. Hope to see another entry before the end of the month lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wendy said...

I know exactly how you feel Lisa. So glad to decided to give beading a go and joined us in our first challenge. I love our sparkly bracelet and no way does it look like your first attempt. X