Freeform Beaded Necklace- WIP

This necklace is a work-in-progress (WIP):

and a close-up image:

This is a project that is evolving. The base piece, in case you are curious, is a herringbone bead weaving pattern.

I like this so far. Beading like this is very therapeutic, very relaxing. Hmmm… perhaps I’ll start a second one using different colors.


This is a reminder that I have a blog contest going on right now (until August 17, 2008). The winner has their choice between two freeform crochet scarves, which are shown at the link above. See details there.


The neighbor’s herd was visiting again when I woke up this morning. Here is what I saw out my bedroom french door:

Yes, it was the main big bull, along with some of his women and children. My weird dog, Rex, was excited to have his friends visit, so he decided to graze with them. In case you are curious, they come in through a gate so they may eat down our summer grasses and provide more of a fire break. It’s a win-win!

Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Carla

12 thoughts on “Freeform Beaded Necklace- WIP

  1. Love the beadwork! I am wondering how that is relaxing? Those beads look very small to me. How do you keep them from rolling all over the place while working on a project? Do you use a needle to string the beads or just the nylon or firewire (is that what its called>) Boy, I’m just a wealth of questions tonight!


    Hi Karen, here are the answers for you: You control your beads using a piece of fleece on your work table, plus other gadgets. You use special beading needles that are thin enough to go through your beads, I use fireline, nymo or other line depending on the application.

  2. You know, if I were you, I could have left the paper on the front porch this morning and contented myself with watching the olympics till things kinda settled down outside, ya know what I mean? Geez, and I was whining about some raccoons!

    Hi Oreneta! I prefer my moos over a raccoon anyday! The last raccoon caused me a large vet bill for Rex. By the way, since we live in the country, our newspaper get delivered to our box located about a quarter mile away. No front door delivery here- LOL!

  3. Since I was a little girl I’ve been afraid of cows — I can’t imagine having a bull in my yard — very scary! Love the colors in that necklace — it’s really a wild crazy free form — I love it!

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  5. Oh YUM Carla! (Can you tell I’m catching up on your blog entries tonight?) Love your colors and your beautiful design.

    Have you tried the new beading thread from Japan called “K.O.”? It’s only available on-line, as far as I know, but it’s sooo much better than any of the others I’ve tried. It doesn’t shred or break or stretch too much. I have gotten very spoiled to it and won’t use anything else now. Try it, you’ll like it! (no affiliation, you know me, I’m just a happy consumer!)


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