Tuesday, July 14, 2009




Carol asks "Where the heck are you" Well, I am here - sort of! I have a HUGE bead fairy project that is consuming all my time! It is a bead version of A Starry Starry Night. Suzanne Wester is the pattern maker. This project done in peyote is 10" wide X 7" long and contains 58 colors and 18,000 beads! Yes, I said 18 THOUSAND! I had to come up with a way to contain 58 different colors. This is what I came up with. I took 2 pieces of thick foam, cut 60+ little holes in one piece approximately 1" X 1". I then used double faced tape around each square to seal the edges so no beads could sneak out. I also double face taped all around the whole piece of foam. Then I stuck it to the other uncut piece, had hubby cut a thin piece of plywood, sand the edges for me. I also taped this to the plywood and had a workable bead holder! Its shallow enough to be able to bead right out of the depression, yet just thick enough to hold the little buggers where they need to be. I labeled each depression with the corresponding chart number. So far so good. I have almost 6,000 beads done. Its so neat watching this one develop. Stay tuned! Sorry to have been MIA. Thanks Carol for the kick in the butt! Hugs to All. Hi Kara!

6 comments:

Chris said...

Wow Tracey. I can't wait to see this when you are done. What an ambitious project!

Carol said...

I am thinking what a creative and time consuming way to contain and organize the beads. Looks like a fun project not to mention how accomplished you will feel when its done. So now I know. lol!

Lindsay said...

That's some project!!! Love the way you came up with to organise the beads

Kara said...

HI :) This is so cool. I wish I was creative enough to do something like this. Love ya, Kara

Lynn said...

Gulp! You sure enjoy a challenge!! Its going to be amazing. Wish I could see it in person!

Plays with Needles said...

Wow, this tip was worth the price of admission!