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Beading Serenity, Day 1

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146 / 8,534

The first four rows are done!

Four rows!

Here's the only reason I was able to get this far:


Only 8388 beads to go.


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Aug. 1st, 2005 05:43 am (UTC)
Aug. 1st, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
wow. i am absolutely fascinated! i never even imagined that whole setup.

Aug. 1st, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
I have a theory that hobbies are the most powerful force in the economy. Whether boating or breed dogs or fandom or a craft, people will spend resources they can't justify anywhere else, collecting tools and equipment and supplies, traveling to conventions and shows, building special rooms in their houses, needing particular vehicles, etc.

Beadwork has the advantage, at least, of being very small. But yeah, there's stuff involved. Lots of little stuff. Whee!
Aug. 1st, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
OMG, that is soooooo cool! I had no idea it was loom work as opposed to stitching dirrectly onto the fabric (both of which I've done in very small quantities in the past). It's a pitty I have so many half finished projects, cause you have no idea how tempting you're making this look...
Aug. 1st, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
You're so creative and artistic, you certainly don't need me to tempt you into making beautiful and clever things! You obviously already have a demon of your own that's working you very hard.
Aug. 1st, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
Way to go! Great start. Seeing "Kitty" sacked out explains a lot! :-)
Too cute! Go girl! Now I want to go out and drag all my bead stuff out and think up a project to take on my trip! Did I tell you I found my loom when I was unpacking boxes the other day?
Aug. 1st, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
Well, whatever you do, avoid Bead Creator Pro software. I'm sooooooo frustrated with it right now!

The printed pattern is so huge (three or four sheets wide) that it's unusable, and it can't be resized. The text pattern ("4 reds, 2 yellows, 22 browns, 2 reds...") is only useful for techniques where you work back and forth--like peyote. It gives the first row in left-to-right, then the second row in right-to-left. I'd have to read every other row backwards to make it work for looming.

Aaaarrrrgggghhh! And this is a program whose default technique is supposed to be loomwork. I've emailed them but I don't hold out much hope for a solution.

On the up side, I got a fabulous work lamp in the mail today. Don't the photograph fool you--it's sturdy metal casing, and the quality of the light is absolutely gorgeous! Far better than my Ott full-spectrum fluorescent. I highly recommend this type of bulb and fixture. Superior to anything I've tried. This type of light will be going into my bathroom for sure!
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