When you are a beader you dream about thread paths...

When ever I want to make a multi strand necklace I am always looking to design ways to connect the strands. This week I was dreaming about the thread paths to connect my ropes of Ndebele necklace.

In the past I have created caps like the one below:

And below I connected the strands with two bars of Tubular Peyote:

This time I came up with a way to connect the Tubular Ndebele ropes into one rope. The process looks like this: 

I started out with a row of latter stitch, and then connected it into a ring. I continued normally with a four drop Ndebele passing around twice times. I then add one more row and closing off each three columns of one color and attach each of the coordinating ropes.  

New Items in Etsy Store

I will be updating my Etsy a lot this week, and adding new items every day! Give the gift of handmade this Holiday Season! Check out some of the items I will be adding this week below. 

Holiday Craft Show Prep

The count down is here: four days until the Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council 5th Anual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair! I am in full prep mode. With a to-do list that is long but hopefully manageable. I am so thankful to be involved in such a great local event. It will be my first show which is very exciting. 

We tried out my display and I am very happy with how it looks. Enjoy this sneak-peak: 


Old Bottles

I found some old bottles in the garage that my parents bought on their honeymoon. They look great with my new chokers hanging off them. And I think the opening at the top will make a great place to hang some earrings. 

Here are some outtakes from a quick test display.