I’m continuing to make samples for my beading class, but I’m running into a little problem. I’m using teeny, tiny beads. My intent was to have the students learn with larger beads, which are easier to handle and for many people easier to see. I’ll admit that at one time I thought I would never bead with beads this small, either.
The first two projects, which I showed you here and here are more in the way of eye catchers for advertising. The plan is for the rest of the samples to be small, easy and possible to do with a single color and size of bead. That’s apparently just not in my wheelhouse!
Oh, yes indeed, this could have been done in a single color and size of red beads, larger than the beads I’m using. But this just looks better.
I’m trying to convince myself that interesting samples are inspiring, not intimidating, and that they will make students want to learn how to do the beading. I’m hoping, anyway, ’cause single color, plain, big beads are just sounding too, too boring to me now!
We’ll see how the next one goes. It should lend itself more to a single color/size, but I’m thinking that the size could end up teeny again. Okay, just get out the strong magnifying glasses!