November 24, 2011

Three Peas in a Pod

Happy Thanksgiving and hopefully a 4-day weekend for all!  It's about that time I start to peel the turnips and bake my signature holiday favorite - Margarita cheesecake!  But first a quick mention on my latest projects.  I've been busy taking classes and organizing my bead stash, a never ending battle!  What is great about taking classes is that you acquire more bead friends and there's nothing wrong with that! 
3 Peas in a Pod (photo by Doraji Design)
A new bead shop,  Lucky Stone Beads opened up in a nearby town where I work and I decided to take a wirework class.  I've tried wireworking before but went back to bead weaving.  I learned how to make a pendant called "Three Peas in a Pod". 
There are many variations on the website but I haven't seen this one which has a few tendrils on either end.  It seemed daunting at first but my instructor was very patience and very helpful.  After the second one, I was thrilled!   We added a charm to the pod which gave the pendant a personality of it's own.  I've even thought about weaving Swarovski bicones to it so I will experiment with that and share a photo on my facebook page with you all!  Meanwhile I've been getting lots of interest and orders for this pendant which comes on a ball and chain.  Wow!  And so my new love of wirework is now helping me to pay for my bead obsession.  Stay tuned as I am creating a piece with bead embroidery so anyone out there who can embroider - you are going to love incorporating beads in your designs! 
See you soon! ~ Doraji

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