Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hello and Welcome!

Welcome to the first post of my blog! I've decided, after a week of ravenously browsing the web for as many beading blogs as I can find, that I'll dive in and give this blog thing a shot. I've been inspired, perhaps.

Since this is my first post, I figure I'd post what's been keeping me occupied currently. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of finding Operation Tackle That Bead Stash, a lovely blog with monthly 'Moodboards'; a collection of images featuring color combinations intended to inspire new beading creations, hopefully with the end result of using up some of the stash every beader inevitably has. This month's Moodboard had me very busy yesterday! Here you can see my boy Neo with my first creation inspired by it; an embellished right-angle-weave bracelet in purple, teal, and green (reminds me of a peacock!).

After the bracelet, I really got into the spirit of using up my stash with these two fun little rings. The one with the green band used up all of those green seeds I had left, save for just one! The tiny purple crystals surrounding the blue bead were also a good use of my stash- those six beads were the only ones of that type I had!

The other ring used up a good bit of my teal delicas- a good thing, since for some reason I have three tubes of those beads. (Why? I hardly ever use them! I guess I just really like the color.)

Overall, I'm surprised how much this month's Moodboard has inspired me; purple, green, and teal are generally not colors I like to see together (they seem almost too playful for my tastes), but I've come up with not one, but three different projects using them- and I'm not done yet! I plan on at least one more ring, this time with a purple band, using the tube of delicas you can see above.

I'm kind of glad I found Operation Tackle That Bead Stash when I did, at the end of the month. That means that a new Moodboard is right around the corner. I'm excited to see what it is!

Oh, and a final note: I highly recommend joining their Facebook group. I recieved a very warm welcome, and from what I can tell, it seems to be pretty active.

'Til Next Time!


  1. Welcome to blogging!!
    I love OTTBS too. Great for getting me back beading. Fab little rings. Would love to see a closer pic of the bracelet your Neo is proudly displaying.
    Better get on with my submission for the moodboard seen as though the month's practically up!!

  2. Thank you! I added a close-up of the bracelet for ya :3 look forward to seeing what you come up with for the moodboard too~