Excellent Bead Party
Yesterday's Bead Party was sooo much fun!
To lend an air of respectability to all the mimosa-drinking, I used the beautiful white table linens that Just Joe and Marianne gave us for Christmas.
The Man was in full chef mode, and insisted on plating the potato cake before fleeing the growing atmosphere of estrogen.
We had a very productive day--everybody made something, and most of us had time to make several pieces. Here Ann models her dangly earrings and I show off two of my necklaces:
And here is a round-up of the first set of bracelets:
TFLIH and I were last women standing, and we finished the afternoon with a lot of laughing as we tried to make beaded rings following instructions from a Japanese beading book. (Yes, the text is all in Japanese. Luckily, it has lots of pictures.) The results ranged from "Hey, that's pretty cool!" to "I'm just going to send this to my mother and tell her I made it. Then she'll have to wear it."
This morning I still had beads on the brain, so I got that book back out and tried one of the necklace patterns. It took for-frickin-ever but I like the results!
I do believe that The Magpie Instinct's motto, "All that glitters is good," has once again been proven true.