One of the many crafts I’ve tried over the years (and trust me, there’s been a lot) is bead weaving. I loved it, but at that time (about 7 years ago now) didn’t have the patience for it. Now I do. I’ve pulled out my beads and had a look at some YouTube videos to remind me of the different stitches.
My first piece, which isn’t quite finished, is a bracelet using Peyote Stitch.
This photo was taken yesterday morning. I am using purple and silver size 11 delica beads. The pattern is a diagonal stripe, a really easy one at that. It was a good pattern to stitch to get my hand and eye back in.
I really enjoy just sitting and doing handwork. For me it is like meditation. As I do it more I will get quicker at it, and the patterns I do will get more complicated. At the moment I am using the supplies I have on hand. I do have coming from a seller on Etsy a box full of beads, threads, some leather, lots and lots of patterns, and a beading loom. I am so excited and can’t wait to get it. I will soon have some items ready to list in my Etsy shop.