On my beading table today: another sneak peak at my intimidatingly cool Bead Soup from my great partner, Hope Smitherman! You can check out her blog here. I thought I was ready to dive in yesterday, but instead I spent my time working on other projects while glancing nervously at the soup... It seemed to be calling out to me, "C'mon! put that other work down and make something out of us!". I pulled a ton of seed beads to complement the color palette, but then again, I'm not sure if I'll end up turning to my trusty bead-weaving on this one. I spent the last few minutes of the day just staring at the soup. Maybe today is the day...?
I had been wanting to create a new bead weaving project and when I was presented with the challenge to make something Halloween this week, I struck up an idea: reproduce those funky orange and black striped Halloween stockings in beads! The result is a flat peyote stitched cuff bracelet with multiple toggle clasps. I used 11/0 and 8/0 Toho beads to create a wavy dimensional look.