Needle and…cable?

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My sewing mojo is still gone, having left home with no forwarding address.  I keep wanting to do something creative with my hands, but have no incentive or staying power for sewing.  It’s driving me completely insane!

To help combat this creative malaise, I’ve gotten out the beads, deciding to work up a project from the most recent Bead & Button magazine.  I have a friend whose favorite color is lime green (not the previously mentioned niece).  If this turns out, it will be a nice Christmas present for her.

The piece with the dangling threads is 1/4 of a beaded bow.  Two upper loops, two lower loops, attach in the middle and add a pin on the back.  I promise, pictures when it’s finished!

Oh, and the cable bit in the title – while that looks like thread holding the beads together, it is actually Fireline.  Fireline is a very thin coated cable used for fly fishing.  Available at most sporting goods stores, Fireline has taken the beading world by storm.  It’s very appropriate for use with crystals and rough glass beads – ones where the edges are sharp, and likely to cut through regular nylon (Nymo, Sono) thread.

This piece is using hex beads, which have that sharp edge, so it’s needle and cable as my creative outlet.  If anyone sees my sewing mojo, please send it home!

Maximus Cat, On Top of the World!

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2 responses »

  1. BEAUTIFUL JOB ON THE T’S. AND THE CAT PIXS ARE GREAT. THE HELLBOYS REALLY LIKE TO “LOOK DOWN” ON THE WORLD.

    Maybe you are looking too hard for “mojo” // could it be time for just a little R&R, yoga?

    Hugs — thanks for the “plug” on Calder/socks!

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