Many times when I'm between projects, I will simply pick out some beads and start a beadweaving pattern with them. I particularly enjoy doing this when I don't have to think about the pattern too much, and can thus allow my mind to wander freely until it hits on whatever the next major project will be.
The best part of this type of wool-gathering? I usually end up with a piece that I can use sometime down the road!
My most recent "thinking with my hands" session involved stitching up this Cellini spiral tube. Will it end up being a bracelet? Part of a necklace? A sculptural piece? I don't know yet :-)
The beads I used: Seed beads in sizes 15/0, 11/0, 8/0, and 6/0 (listed smallest to largest sizes)
Happy stitching! And let me know if you have a great idea about what I should do with this piece...it's about 8 inches long.
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