I am a bit of a hippy at heart, although I am a bit to young to have been a flower child (I was a New Romantic as a teenager). I love the individuality and colourfulness of the arty, hippy style and like to express that love of colour in my jewellery and I seem to be increasingly drawn to nature as inspiration for my beadwork.
After years of sticking my fingers in my ears and saying "la, la, la" whenever anyone mentioned bead embroidery, I have finally succumbed! And of course, I am completely obsessed. Some of my Facebook friends finally convinced me to have a go and I am so glad I did. It is really not as complicated as I thought it would be and so versatile. At the moment, I am still exploring circles, you probably already know that they are a favourite of mine.
Over on Operation Tackle That Bead Stash blog, Clair has introduced a new monthly feature to encourage us all to use up those beads that have been languishing in our stash's. I had a rummage and came across my little stash of Spellbound Bead kits and pulled out this one, which I bought at the Welsh Bead Fair about 18 months ago, so it really is about time I made it! I did start but square stitch is so slow, so I abandoned it.