And I mean 'fun' in the most sarcastic sense of the word. It's not that I hate seed beads, but they are tiny and working with them is time consuming. My bff/kindred spirit/sister Michelle works absolute magic with the tiny bastards. Me, I'm lucky if I break them out twice a year. I started working with seed beads first, in the late 80's & early 90's and was very prolific at that time. Now, not so much. I like working with larger beads that string quickly. There's way more instant gratification.
But there were a couple of projects I'd been wanting to get to, involving seed beads, so I decided to
get it over with create them.
I had some really pretty pastel coloured plastic leaf beads and another one of those metal rings with the loops all the way around the edges.I may try to stablize the center strands a bit better to clean up the way it looks where all of the beaded strands intersect.
This pretty pale green & gold glitter lampwork heart bead came from that grab bag I blogged about earlier this year. It hangs down from the center, lower than leaves.
Little blue leaf below the hanging loop.
I also got silver metal filigree butterflies in the grab bag.
Here is that same butterfly with green seed beads and crystals sewn onto the holes.
A trio of beaded filigree butterflies!