Matt Needs Help BeadingPosted by Matt on November 11 at 01:29 pm
I’m in need of some expert advice! Since Deidra and I are newlyweds and saving for a house, we decided that instead of buying expensive gifts, we would make something for each other this year. Naturally, the first thing that popped into my head was jewelry. The only problem is, even though I work at Lima Beads, I’ve never even held a beading tool or cracked open a beading magazine.
That’s where you come in. Ali has already agreed to teach me a few beading techniques, but I’m not sure what beads I should be using. So as my first step, I want to choose a Fresh Pick that will be the inspiration for my design.
First, let me give you an idea of Dee’s style. Her favorite color to wear is brown, but she also wears a lot of deep purples and light blues. She already has a ton of jewelry, but nothing handmade or with natural stones. She likes to keep things simple, light and elegant.
We’ve also just gotten back from our Honeymoon in Costa Rica. Needless to say, we had the time of our lives. As you may already know, I’m a bit of a closet Fresh Picker, so our week in paradise has inspired me to create a few new picks. You’ll see them scattered throughout this post. If you’d like a description about any of the new Picks, let me know.
In the comments below, I’d really like to see which Fresh Picks you think I should consider. I think I need a Fresh Pick containing beads I can use with my limited beading ability. This means no filigree balls, donuts, or any other weird things
So, if you’ve created a Fresh Pick or noticed one by someone else that could help me get started – let me know about it!
Any beading techniques for beginners are also welcome. If you have any photos of designs that you think a beginner like me could pull off, I’d love to see them. What tools do you think I’ll need? What stringing material should I use? Should I include any silver, gold, or other findings?
I’m literally starting from scratch. Help!
I’ll be writing about my adventure along the way (complete with photos and maybe a video) – so stay tuned. It should be entertaining at the very least