beads and we thought it would be the perfect project
for our Monday night craft.
It's been a while since I've worked with beads and wire. Turns out that my eyesight has faded quite a bit since the last time I tried stringing tiny little seed beads onto wire. I was frustrated and had to start over early in the game. :o\
Carrie found great satisfaction having her spider form done and two legs of beads strung before I even had my form together. She finally got tired of hearing me complain about not being able to see and brought out an extra lamp for me.
That's what I needed!
Each of us ended up making two of these little gems. So much for my high hopes of making six or seven of them to give as little tokens to some of my local friends. They weren't really difficult to make, just very tedious work with such small beads.
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In my beading supplies I found an old magazine article I'd clipped out that showed how to make "bead buddies" ~ funny little people made with wire and random beads. When I showed it to Carrie and suggested that if we had time we could make some of those too, she rolled her eyes and said, "Mother. I'm not five." I answered, "You'll always be five in my mind and in my heart!"
We talked about how we used to craft together when she was little, always choosing projects that could be completed in one sitting. And we talked about how we'd gotten away from that once she got older, choosing projects that were more involved and usually ended up never being completed. I love that we have our Monday nights to craft together and that we are back to selecting projects to be done in one evening's time. And we agreed last night that I'll continue to provide the crafting supplies, and she'll provide dinner on Monday nights. Works for me!