Thursday, November 14, 2013

Slow Going

It takes forever to bead a spiral when using tiny beads like these. That needle is an inch long quilting between and the spiral will be 5 inches across when complete. These aren't exactly delica beads I don't think but similar. I got them from my favorite bead shop in Eau Claire, WI and I believe they were antique Czechoslovakian ones. They are not uniform in size and I'm struggling with spacing, but basically it is just taking a long time because they are so small. I spaced them out in a different section where I was doing small spirals, but with gaps one loses the spiral altogether. Fortunately, this is the only large motif using these. If it does not use up all that I have, I'm considering filling in the gaps on those other spirals with more beads.

6 comments:

Connie Rose said...

Those beads look like Czech 3-cuts. I love those things. You likely know the Delicas are Japanese, and yes, they're extremely uniform...which is why I never liked them much!

The Inside Stori said...

Don't be so hard on yourself....it looks good to me.

June said...

You know, painting is a whole lot faster --snort--

Just teasing 'cause I see that this is a road I'm resigned never to explore, let alone travel:-)

Sherrie Spangler said...

I really like this! Spirals are one of my all-time favorite designs.

Chris said...

Wow that does look time consuming, but it will be so worth it when you are done. And as I always say.."Better you than me."

Lucia Sasaki said...

Hi Sheila!
Wow, the pace can be slow but your effort shows itself: I can see a considerable progress in your newest picture.
I am happy that more people comments your artwork, too.
Thanks so much for sharing your achievements, it is too much inspiring.
A great weekend!