Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beaded Cards

I've always had a love of beads and beaded items, well before I even began to "Bead Lola Bead!" I love the way beaded fringe feels when I run my hand along it, the raised bumps on a beaded cross stitch motif, the supple, fabric-y feel and movement of bead woven items and the glistening beaded accents on a beautifully crocheted accessory. In the past I merely appreciated it when I saw it. Now I'm obsessed with creating it. All I seem to think about these days is "How can I add beads to that?" Especially tiny beads. In patterns.

Enter scrapbook paper. Oh how it has changed my beaded world. I don't know if it's the meditative mandala effect of beading a pattern repeatedly or the wonderful feel of it in my hands, but I just can't seem to stop beading the same blue/green flower. Although I have other scrapbook pages waiting for their own personal embellishment, this one keeps calling me back to it.

Who knew something so simple could be so delightful?


Pretty Things said...

LOVE those! Before I got into making jewelry, I made greeting cards for a living -- these are awesome!

Bead Lola Bead said...

Thanks Lori! I bet your cards were as beautiful as your jewelry!