I've enrolled in a beginner course of beading. I figured that if I was going to spend more money on projects, I would have to know what I'm doing (it's the academic in me!).
Here's the programme:
Week 1: Daisy chain bracelet or necklace
Week 2: Brick stitch bracelet
Week 3: Two way weaving necklace
Week 4: Wire-work earrings or necklace
Week 5: Square stitch bracelet
Week 6: Loom work bracelet
Week 7: Spiral/Tubular netting
Week 8: Peyote necklace or collier
These projects use terms I've seen/heard bandied about in beading magazines & when talking to friends who bead, but to me they may as well have been written/spoken in Greek. I'm having a marvelous time on Wednesday/Saturday mornings (depending on my work commitments) trotting off to see Edith & Madeline at International Bead Collection or IBC for short.
Are you learning any new craft techniques in 2008? If so, let me know.
Happy crafting to one and all,