I managed to snag another one of Andrew Thornton’s challenge kits. This one is called “Moon Garden”. As soon as I saw the teaser pictures for the kit, I knew I wanted to include a beaded bead. I chose to make the “Easiest Beaded Bead”, which I learned in a class from Paulette Rosner Baron eons ago.
The first snag I hit was that I needed 16 of 8 different kinds of small beads. I won’t tell you how much time I spent picking through the Luxury Bead Blend. Suffice it to say that I finally came up with enough of ’em to make the bead.
The next snag I hit was that, while this may be the easiest beaded bead, it wasn’t so easy for someone who hadn’t made it in eons. Maybe nearly 20 years? Yikes. It speaks to the quality of Paulette’s instructions that I finally managed to get it right. It also speaks to my persistence. (Or stubbornness, if you prefer.) Here’s a shot of the beaded bead.
Exhausted after my bout with the easiest beaded bead, I elected to just string it in a simple necklace.
It was while stringing the necklace that I realized I had omitted to consider including the mystery component. Sorry, Andrew!
Visit Andrew’s blog here to see what other participants made: