Sunday, February 8, 2009

Finally! Snowberries Two

At last - Snowberries Two is finished. I thought I would never get through with this necklace! It's been completed and ripped out twice but as they say, "The third time's the charm." YAY!

This is for my sweet Mother-in-Law, Mama Jean. Papa John bought it as a birthday gift for her. I made earrings to match and will ship it off to her tomorrow.

It's amazing to me how many hours I can sit at the bead board, totally zoned out. Repeating the pattern like a mantra -- small, large, small, bicone, small, large, small, berry---I am completly focused on the task at hand. I don't eat, don't drink, only take time to pee if I absolutely must.

Slowly but surely, the necklace takes shape in my hands. It is always a thrill to me when it is finally completed. This is the rush that keeps me so addicted to beading. That moment when the piece is finished and you hold it up and say, "I made that!"

So glad I was able to complete this before I left for Boston. Now that it's finished, I have plenty of time to make something for myself to wear to Rose's wedding. Thank goodness!

I've got some beautiful garnet beads, a gold cross, gold-plated pewter spacers and a lovely clasp all set aside.

I don't think it will be another Fireline-strung piece. Those take too much out of me! LOL


  1. this is so gorgeous. she will definitely loved this.

  2. Heather, I simply cannot imagine working with small beads, but this is stunning! I always think small beads will mean a design that will disappear--I like the flash I guess. But you've proven me wrong....great job, bet that sells quickly! Teri Twitter: Teri_B


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