Her beading was so very lovely I knew sooner or later I would have to give beading my humble try.
My first efforts were simple enough, beaded scissor fobs for friends.
Pictured below are a few of the scissor fobs I have done.
The fobs were followed by trying the beaded buttons pictured below, and spirit dolls (thank you, Robin Atkins)-- I felt like I was all thumbs doing these tiny beaded items.
Maybe it will come after practice -- and I know having a better assortment of bead sizes, colors and shapes will certainly add to the dimension of these little buttons.
My First Spirit Doll
A dear friend just lost her wonderful dog of 14 years. Patti and her dog, Emma Rose - a bloodhound, were part of the Illinois/Wisconsin Search and Rescue team. I wanted to give Patti something to help ease her pain and still remember Emma Rose. I had been reading different beading books and had just received Robin Atkins lovely little Spirit Dolls book. It seemed the perfect thing to give my friend.
The green and yellow side convey my wish that Emma Rose will find only green grass and sunshine to romp in at her pleasure. The bead heart on this side -- to heal Patti's heart from her loss. The rainbow material on the other side, along with the multi-colored beads are a rainbow for Emma Rose. The charms are specially chosen" An angel to be with Patti and Emma, A bone -- for no dog should be without a bone, a rose so that the scents Emma Rose follows now are all Heavenly.
The heart charm on the rainbow side is for the friendship Patti and I have shared for over 50 years.