I ran across this small piece of spiral rope in one of my bead boxes. Poor little thing never even made it into the UFO box. I think I considered it more of a "sample" than a UFO. It dates back to June 2014 and the blog hop A Time To Stitch (ATTS) 5 hosted by Christine and Therese. I liked it, I did. But, a mere three inches in and I experienced rope burnout.
Not wanting to take it apart I decided to turn it into a hair barrette, my latest beading obsession. I don't make much jewelry, so when I feel an urge to adorn myself with beads I might as well use hair barrettes. My standard hairdo is, after all, a ponytail.
I might as well go ahead and show a few of the other barrettes I've made in the last couple of weeks. Some of them are simple, and others get a little wild.
This next one is my favorite. I dug into my stash of 10+ year old Delicas (lined dark blue cut, no idea if they even make this color anymore). These beads shimmer like water at sunset -- blue, silver and pink.
I feel a little guilty I didn't do more on the UFO front. But I guess sometimes we just have to go with the flow.
I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone else made out. Here is the blog list:
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Francie Broadie, FAB
Christine Van Dyke Altmiller, One Kiss Creations
Therese, Therese's Treasures
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Liz Hart, Treetop Life
Liz En, Bead Contagion
Amy Severino, Amy Beads
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Christi Carter, Sweetpea Path
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Margo Lynn Hablutzel, My World and It's Full of Books