During the past few months, from February through April, I took a number of beading classes to learn some new things. I have had so much fun learning to do Vertical Netting. I began to do the white and gold one in the class I took AT cRYSTAL BEAD BAZAAR in Pittsburgh. www.crystalbeadbazaar.com
Then, after that class was over I came home and spent the rest of the day and into the evening working on it. I think I finally finished it up about 3 am. Then, the passion has remained alive as I have now completed two more. One is is blue and pinks; One is red and purple. I just completed a fourth one in soft pewter silvers and spring greens. Number 5 is now begun, using cotton candy pinks with brilliant reds and opalescent beads.
Here are some photos of the Vertical Lace Netting that I have been doing. It keeps me up into the late nights. There is something about doing this pattern that really excites me and motivates me to keep on going with it.
I can see my tendencies taking over as I envision more and more patterns and color combinations in the future in this type of bead weaving. I think I have just been won over to the Seed Side of the discipline. I find myself shopping for more and more Delicas and other wonderful Seed Beads and a few months ago I never even knew what that meant.
The next thing I want to begin to explore is combinging beads and yarn. I love to knit, and I love to make things using brilliant and sparkling beads.