Monday, August 11, 2008

Fabric Bead

I purchased Alma Stoller's Eye Candy Beads instruction booklet at Art Unraveled this past weekend. Today I bought a size 13 knitting needle at Michael's after spending at least an hour at SAS Fabrics here in Phoenix hunting for fabric and notion bargains. I found several yummy colors of voile there to use for the fabric beads. Here is my first attempt using a squash-colored base with three different types of fibers as well as random beads from my collection. The directions were very good and I am very happy with my first Eye Candy Bead. Thank you, Alma!!


Wabbit said...

The blog looks great, Penney! I am sooooo envious of your beads and vendor faire purchases! I couldn't stay the whole week as we had another engagement. (Though I had plenty of fun at the other thing, in all fairness.) Don't you just LOVE AU? I can't imagine my year without it! Marilyn

Mary S Hunt said...

beeeautiful bead!
so much texture and what a yummy color!
do you make glass beads too?

trisha too said...

i keep seeing these on blogs, and they are each and every one PRETTY.

you've pushed me over the edge.

i'm going to make a bead.

(as if you could only make one?);)

freebird said...

How big is your bead? It looks really nice. Going to make a bowlful for looking at or a focal piece for a necklace?