This week I realised that I had a won a giveaway competition over on the Make and Craft Blog. What did I win?
One of these tubes of lovely beads 🙂
It arrived in the post a few days later – so full that the top wouldn’t fit and the beads were spread all over the bag. (Not that I am bothered – the more beads the better ;))
So what would I use them for?
That was easy really. Having completed my first beaded rope bracelet I was really keen to have another go. When I posted a picture of my first go on my Facebook page Mary Anne and Miss Beatrix suggested that I should use as many colours as possible. Well here it is.
A pretty rainbow of colours.
I started off threading the beads on randomly but didn’t like the effect so ended up sorting them all into their colours. There were a lot of different colours so ended up making the decision to graduate the colours, going from lighter to darker.
The lighter end….
….and the darker end.
To be honest I am not sure about the overall effect. I am, however pleased with the way I executed this.
What do you think? Spot any mistakes?
The beads are a smaller size the ones I used previously so I had to use a much smaller hook (size 1) but still managed to get into the swing of it easily enough. My only mistake was to twist the odd bead somehow, can you spot any?
I can see how people can get hooked on making these – expect a few more popping up! Would any of you be interested in a tutorial so you can have a go? It is truly addictive and not that tricky, honest.
I hope that you all have headed over to Handmade Harbour this week to join in with the giveaways as part of the centenary celebrations for Handmade Monday. There have been some amazing things up for grabs so if you haven’t looked, I suggest that you go now!
I am now heading over to check the other blogs and catch up on what everyone else has been up to this week. Do come and join me 🙂