Bead Seller Giveaway and Two Lessons Learned

Fire Mountain Gems Giveaway

Because of a tweet, I found out Fire Mountain Gems is having a giveaway. You enter through the shop's Facebook page for free supplies. The first giveaway is today. I've got my fingers crossed that I'll be among the winners, but I still wish good luck to everyone else who enters, too.

Stretchy String Not Good

I made some children's necklaces out of wooden beads and stretchy string one day last week and gave one to my toddler. Within minutes, she had the stretchy string stretched out so that there are now some huge gaps between the beads. I think next time, I'm going to use monofilament.

Deer Skin Project On Hold

A few months ago, I mentioned that I was stitching beads onto deer skin for the first time. I got into a rhythm with attaching the beads, but it was slow going and the further along I got in the project, the more I wished that I had used a different color. The brown of the skin and of the beads is just too close. I thought at first that there was enough of a contrast. I don't mind starting again, I just wish I had clued in before I had spent a good 10 hours on it.

I'm going to take some time to work on other projects, then undo the beadwork and start again.

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