Thursday, August 25, 2011


First, thanks for all the responses. I recruited my son to chose 3 names from the bowl. If you see your name there, please send an address to me so I can get your prizes sent out to you. Send them to my e-mail at Thanks again

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Puttering with Paper

I don't know why, but I've been on a paper bead making kick for the last week. I had this idea to make a bead roller and it ended up working pretty good. So..... a whole lotta beads later and I'm still making beads. I also made a bunch of the bead rollers. I'm hoping to do a bead making class in the near future and thought these would work well for the students. But, first I'd like to know if they are something that would work for anyone.
So, here's the deal. Leave a comment and your name could be drawn to receive one of my bead rollers, some cut paper to roll up some beads, instructions for rolling and a few examples made by me. I will leave the drawing open until next Thursday and then post the results on the Fiber Arts Friday site. I will do the drawing the old fashioned way by writing names on slips of paper and putting them in a bowl and drawing a name. That's cuz I have no idea how to do it with the computer-I barely know how to keep up with this blog!
Thanks for joining in and good luck!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Loom

I found another little loom and just had to buy it. It's actually a Darice beading loom that I got at my local Ben Franklin craft store. I added a front and back tie up bar (wooden dowels tied on with cotton string) and it works just fine. I'm using a small heddle for the wind chimes that I'm weaving. I also made a 10 inch long heddle that should fit this loom just right. I made the heddle for a WAL challenge I joined with the backstrap weavers group on Ravelry. I've tried the backstrap loom and it is interesting. Not sure if I like being tied to my work, though!