Friday, January 30, 2009

My Bead Treasure

Marian says KAYA!

In a previous life I used to bead everyday. I was obsessed with beads and hoarded them much like I hoard scrapbook materials now. When I stopped making beads I gave away a lot of the unstrung beads and findings just leaving some that I really like and hope to put together one day.

A few years back I enjoyed making bead jewelry. It was the time when semi-precious stones and swarovski crystals were still not hot items for accessories. I went out of my way to learn the craft through magazines and taking lessons from the beading lady, Portia Leuterio.

I enjoyed making different types of jewelry stringing them with nylon string, twisting and weaving them with wire, knotting them with twine and even crocheting them with fine wire. I loved the look of different types of beads, the colors and designs and I loved making something beautiful with them. Whenever I would wear my creations, people would ask me where I got it and would always be surprised when I said I made it. Many of my relatives and freinds suggested I should sel and make it a business. I never got to do it as I felt it would not be fun and relaxing if it were a business. I did enjoy teaching some friends, relatives and my helpers the basics. I also made many pieces for gifts.

Sadly my eyes deteriorated and I found it difficult to bead so I decided to give up my hobby. I also stopped wearing my creations when bead jewelry became so common I found it passe.

These treasures have been gathering dust in the basement, completely ignored for several years. I hope to put them in shadow boxes for display soon.

Basic Grey Perhaps line pattern papers, Maya Road Chipboard Swirls, Prima flowers, Doodlebug bling,Prima bling, Divisoria bling, Art Institute glitter, Scenic Route sticker letters, Chatterbox lace, a bead brooch, distress ink

Cut, ink, paste and layer patterned paper, paint and glittered the chipboard, computer printed the journaling and attached a bead brooch which is part of my stash of bead jewelry

About ME:
I'm a mother and grandmother but I'm enjoying my role as grandmother more.


CHING said...

Hi Marian, Lovely Lo ! I love the colors, embelishments and the beautiful bead brooch you decorated ! Thanks for playing!


CraftFairy said...

Hi Marian, I just love your layout! daming bling! I love your fancy jewelry and how you incorporated them on your layout. hmmmm... makalkal nga ang aking mga jewelry din, hehehe.... TFS!

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

As your story says, your lo expresses! Love the colors and wow blings.

marking said...

Hi Ching. Really enjoyed this challenge. Thanks so much.
Thank you Marissa and Tessah for your comments.