Friday, June 5, 2009

An Item A Day

Hi All,

   Oh, how I hate Summer!!!!  Heat, weeds, ever growing grass and bugs,   then more heat and more weeds,  more grass and more bugs!  Then berry picking in the heat, and harvesting in the heat and canning in the heat.  To add to that, this year I have to paint the fence around our house  that seems endless.  Oh, how I envy those who can get to the beach once in a while.  The closest I get is standing in the hose spray when I water the garden. 

   Have you missed my "Item A Day" series?  It has  been a while.  I met my self challenge and then sort of gave up on it.  I think it's time to get back to it.  While the rest of the US is enjoying the Summer, I'm pretty much stuck on the farm.  I need an excuse to get inside and forget the chores for a while.  Keeping up with my blog is the best "excuse" I have.   So, here is the 1st item for what I hope turns into a long run. 


   


Over 2,500 beads were hand stitched, one by one into this perky, patriotic bracelet. The entire process taking more than 20 hours to complete.

Made with white, blue and red glass seed beads and nylon thread. Each bead, with the exception of the red rows is stitched through 3-4 times for added strength.

Easily slips over most hands with an inside circumference of 8 inches or 20.5 cm. Dangles nicely on the arm.

2 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I'm not a big fan of summer either, I'm not an outdoorsy kinda of gal...I can't stand the heat and I burn easily in the sun! I hope you are able to get out and enjoy yourself :-)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

You are soooo talented.

I don't like the heat - well, I do but only if it's without the humidity and bugs. Can't stand bugs - tho' I'm NOT afraid of them.

I guess that's why we did our travelling when we were younger!

Hugs,