I feel like I can be honest with you guys. I've been a bit out of it this week.
You see, I've been experimenting with peyote, and I'm afraid I made have become addicted.
Oh no, not that peyote! This peyote:
I made a couple practice swatches using two different sizes of fake pearls. I've learned I like the smaller beads better. The fabric - for lack of a better term - they create just looks more delicate and more uniform.
I've also learned that the first few rows are quite fiddly. Once the pattern's established and you've got a solid piece to hold on to, it isn't that bad, but getting it started can be a chore.
Then I got to eyeing these pearly pink glass seed beads in my stash. I'm thinking they'll make a lovely gradient bracelet, slowly fading from the paler pink to the darker one.
Finally, I've learned the whole process is really slow and tedious. Tedium, I love - getting all those little beads in neat, tidy rows - but slow isn't exactly my cup o' tea. The beginning of my bracelet, a mere inch long so far, took at least a couple hours.
So have you tried peyote before? What did you think?