Archive for August, 2010

The project I’ve been working on, continued.

Posted in beading, beads, necklaces on August 19, 2010 by beadnfun

As you know I’ve been working on making another spiral rope.  I had only done one previously, and unfortunately I have not been able to locate it for a photo comparison.  Which is really unfortunate as I really liked it too.   But alas I have been working on this one as of late.

This consists of a core of gold-colored 15’s with the outer bead of black 15’s and an 8’0 root beer bead as the accent.  I learned this as the #4 variation of Spiral Rope.  I will be continuing to learn more of these because I think they are the loveliest things and they seem fluid and durable.

This was constructed as I said before with 6 lb test Fireline.  I tried some nymo thread but I couldn’t get it through the 15’s as many times.  The Fireline allowed this and provided the stability and strength that I was seeking.

This photo is somewhat shaky.

And finally.

Now to test it for real!

See you soon.



A friend visited the Midwest

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2010 by beadnfun

One of the friends from high school visited this week.   I was asked by her friend to join them for dinner along with some of the other classmates.   We decided to go to Murry’s which was very busy on a Monday night.

Nammi and Ellen.

Mari and David.  Still together after all these years.

Ellen with Nikki


The group shot.

Odd, I was the only one that brought a camera.

Hopefully we will see each other again at one of our reunions.

Another pose in front of the neon sign.

It was a great time had by all.  Lots of cross over talking at the table.   It was nice to see each other in a setting that was a little more social than the local grocery store.  I hadn’t seen almost all these people in many many many years.  I think we all look fairly close to what we remember of each other.

Thanks for visiting.