Monday, 10 November 2008

Glass Beads

Aren't these gorgeous?
The other day my friend Helen came round to chat about goings on at Houston. In the course of it, we started going through my embellishments for colours for the next big project that is beginning to fill my head. (More of that another day). One of the colours I needed was purple, which I haven't much of. So, she said she'd bring me some beads which she bought for doing pansies one time.

WELL, the next day she popped round, and besides the purple beads and other seed beads, she brought a container with drawers full of larger glass beads from when she used to do lace making. She had intended them for dangles for bobbins. (I think that is what they are called.) I consolodated them a bit so I can put some of my own glass beads in the other boxes that go in the container. I don't have that many...and funnily enough, I think most of them Helen gave me before! Unfortunately, she has troubles with her hands, and can't do too much handwork any more. However, she makes up with it by using her sewing machine to make little quilts for charity.

I am sure I will be able to find uses for these! Even if it is spending time with the boxes laid out to enjoy the colour!!

Thanks Helen!

1 comment:

Helen in the UK said...

Glad you enjoyed going through them and sorting!! Hope you are more successful at using them in projects than me!! They are pretty to look at though :)