No sewing today - I have spent the day sorting out all my beads. Beads? Beads you say?
Yes, that's right. In a former life, IE. before I had arthritis in my hands, I used to do lots of things - stamping and beading to name two. Earlier this year I sold or gave away all my stamping and paper crafting gear. No point keeping it if it hurts to use it or if I can't use it the way I want to. Now it is time to get rid of all my beads - or at least about most of what I used to have and all the tools.
I used to have seven containers like this..............
Now I have only kept enough special beads to sort of fill one container. Some of the beads are quite unusual like these wooden ones. My Dad made these. I don't know the simple round ones are but the kind of squiggly ones are made from Quondong seeds - a native Aussie plants that grows in the bush - I think it is native to Western Australia. I remember my dad saying he loved Quondong Pie. I don't ever remember eating it and you can't buy quondongs so I am not likely to either!
I also kept my snowmen which I made - these can be turned into ear rings or phone dangles or zipper pulls etc.
Finally i thought I would show you some of the necklaces that i used to make and design - I haven't kept many.
I particularly like these beads
One other thing I need to re-home is this jar of sequins. 800ml of them. I used to use these on all sorts of things - Christmas decorations and all but the hand sewing is too hard now. These are free to a good home and I will send them to whoever thinks they can use them - overseas and Aussie - whoever comments and requests them first can have them.
Till next time............happy stitching.