c.2000 Mill Hill
Jeweled Bar Pin Series II
(I struggled with this one)
pattern using flat peyote stitch.
The beading thread was black & it was a challenge at times.
This was one of the kits rescued from the sale bin at Hobby Lobby
Remember those? When you pick it up, check the price & your brain says "the beads themselves are worth more than that" & the kit hops into your basket
I was cussing this pin until I had 1/2 the fringe on ...
esp when I realized I was one bead SHORT & had to go thru every bead in my wardrobe to find another one
Then, I started to like it : )
Once again, this is a deadline project. Planning to enter this pin into
the Lake County Fair this week-end.
Realized I messed up my entry form & instead of putting in a beaded entry & pin entry ... I only put in a pin entry.
My mind was lost that day.
Deadlines, for me, are frustrating. (One reason I don't participate in exchanges) When I am creating something without a deadline, I can walk away & come back to it. With a deadline, I just keep at it until I get the thing DONE.
The fairs are good because I get out my loot of WIPs and talk myself into bossing them into something FINISHED. Otherwise, I think everything I have would still be in some sort of incomplete state:
not enough floss
need to fix an error
need to change a fiber or six
stitched & WTF**
need a bead
too lazy to look for the charm
what was I thinking
needs a button
go thru stash to find a substitute
put aside for a deadline piece
**WTF: Waiting to Finish .... yeah, I know what you thought ....