Emanda's challenge

Emanda from Artemisiastudio is hosting also a giveaway on her blog - a beautiful bracelet. She is celebrating her 100's post in a few weeks, and until then, you have time to enter. Check it out here. She had the wonderful idea to find a budding artist and help them to grow their skills and love for beads and beading. I have two of those. One of my nieces, and my boyfriend ;-)
One of the girls especially is all excited when I come to their house and show my new jewelry, new beads or even start making something. I bring her beads regularly, and she insist on all doing it herself. She does not have a lot of patience yet, so it is a bit of a challenge, but she loves all craft projects in general, so I am sure she will be one of us.
Regarding Nick - I am more forcing him to become a lover of beads.... "honey how do you like this...?"
Have a sunny day.

5 Response to "Emanda's challenge"

  1. bellajoya Says:

    Nicki,
    Thanks for the heads up about the giveaway. As far as thread length, I just use a thread that I'm comfortable, maybe about 4 feet, and I double it over alot, only leaving about 4 in. of single thread right in front of where I'm working. I'll simply knot in new thread when I need it, and then thread the old one into the new beadwork. Some people don't knot, but if it's a piece that I'm going to sell or give I feel like it's necessary to knot the piece b/c of the extra strength. Thanks for the question. But my advice to you would be to do what feels comfortable to you and what's easiest. Someone else's technique only works if it works for you!

  2. Cathryn Says:

    Thank you for sharing Nicki! I do that to my husband as well..."Honey?!?!? What do you think of this? Does it look good? Is it cool? Does it go with what I'm wearing?" Poor man--can't get away from me using his neck as a guide either. LOL

    Wonderful post Nicki! You made my day today!

  3. Almost Precious Says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice wishes...my dearest hubby is doing much better now.

    What a lovely idea to have a giveaway for one's 100th blog post, guess I missed that opportunity as I now have over 160 blog posts. Well maybe for number 200 ! =D

    When I started my blog, it was about beads and beading but I found it was hard for me to keep focused on one subject...perhaps I suffer from Adult Attention Deficit Disorder ? Anyway my blog tends to meander from subject to subject and back again, wherever my muse wishes to take me. :)

    Since I have a love for beads and for bead work and jewelry making I find your blog most interesting and I am now one of your followers.

  4. Cathryn Says:

    I wanted to tell you that I've passed on the Sunshine Award to you! Please visit my blog for details! Congratulations!

  5. EmandaJ Says:

    Hi Nicki,

    I've just returned from my retreat and noticed you had commented on my blog and posted aboiut it. Thanks so much!! I'm so glad you spread the beady goodness to your nieces and nephews and your boyfriend. Isn't it great!

    You nare entered three times in the give away.

    Emanda