New Stitch ~ Twisted Herringbone

Another new stitch down…using Donna’s tutorial of the Twisted Herringbone that she made for me, but shared with the whole world! LOL!

I used 11/0 czech seed beads with Fireline thread.




For Today ~ 7 December 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 7 December 2010

Outside My Window… Hee! I HAVE A WINDOW TO LOOK OUT NOW! Cars driving along McCarran. An area under a newly planted tree where I’m going to put a bird feeder. 🙂

I am thinking… How the heck did I move such a big office into a 10×10 office and a 8×10 cubicle?!

I am thankful for… Uniteds States military (for that matter…all of our allies, too!). My friends. Kitty hugs.

From the kitchen… Carnitas tacos for tonight!

I am wearing… Jeans, tennies, warm cozy waffle henley, hair up in pony-tail.

I am creating… I’ve dragged my beads up from the basement and have been learning the flat spiral stitch. Donna (from my ebay crafting group) has posted a tutorial for us all to try. I’ll link you to her blog, This Year’s Dozen.

I am going… finish putting away my office…it’s a mess.

I am reading… Nothing at the moment.

I am hoping… a lot of people show up with homemade cookies for tomorrows cookie exchange.

I am hearing… NO LIQUID NITROGEN TANKS! Hee! Just cars driving by.

Around the house… I put up my small Christmas tree…it’s about 4′ tall. Next year? I’m going to pay the $10 for a USFS tree permit and go cut my own down.

One of my favorite things… the feel of 11/0 seed beads running through my fingers.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Bead. Cookie Exchange. Make fudge.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…

Two eagles at the SF Zoo…both had broken wings and can not fly anymore. The American Bald was not a happy camper. Sierra, the Golden, she has a beautiful soul.

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Beading and Wire-Wrapping Sea Glass

Took yesterday off of work for my birthday…spent a leisure day of beading, wire wrapping, lunch and a movie.

First off…if you haven’t already seen it, you gotta go see the 3-D version of Journey to the Center of the Earth! OMGosh! That was fun.

Sunday night I started a necklace to hang one of my pieces of sea glass that I collected on the beach in Monterey earlier this month. Took apart two necklaces I found for 99 cents at our local Goodwill store and used the beads to make my own design. I think they may be clay beads…I liked them. Had some green moss stone beads and other beads floating around…dumped them into a dish and just used whatever caught my fancy. Well…didn’t like how the first one laid. I used two wooden disk beads too close to the wire-wrapped glass and it just didn’t lay the way I wanted it to.

Here’s what the first necklace looked like ~

Here’s what the remake looks like…the one that I have on today. Had to re-wrap the green glass piece…didn’t get it the same, sorta liked it better the first time. Oh well. The first time I wrapped it so it went straight onto the necklace without a jump ring…the second time I used a jump ring to attach the glass to the necklace.

And here is what I used…beading wire, beads, 20 gauge copper wire, hemp 20 lb test, and a nifty cast iron grippy doo-dad that I picked up for 50 cents at a yard sale.