6/6/07

Tiny Antiques


I got a master hank of tiny antique size 18's...couldn't resist the color...and they're cuts, so they sparkle like crazy. They also make me crazy to work with, as even with a size 16 needle, I'm culling quite a few. So I will use them sparingly, like in these tiny earrings.
Have a class tomorrow in basic peyote, so I'll mostly just get a few things ready for it today, and work on the earrings.
Friday I have a meeting with a woman who is commissioning a pair of earrings for a wedding...that will be fun too, as she wants bead embroidery and that's becoming my new favorite!
Next week we get to go to Portland for the Rembrandt show at the Portland Art Museum....we're both really excited about that!
I haven't forgotten the BJP or the Basho series...they're just both slowly cooking on the back burner at the moment....

7 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

I tried using size 18's, and it didn't work out for me.... I love them, though...

beadbabe49 said...

They're not an easy size to work with, for sure, diana!

Denise said...

Wow! If I can see the sparkle on a computer picture, I can only imagine how much better they are in real life!
I haven't worked with that size. I tried maco beads once, but couldn't find a needle small enough to work with them. I should pull them out again.
Cheers, Denise

sammy said...

did I read that right? 18's... I thought 14's were tiny! I just can't imagine any bead that small and with a hole in them.... Did you get them at that Beadstore you mentioned to me at Newport?
18's... wow!

beadbabe49 said...

They do make such nice detail, denise.

If you make it to newport, sammy, I'll show you mine. No, I got these from a dealer in Colorado I met at one of the big bead shows. You can find them on ebay too sometimes if you're interested?

sammy said...

OH I wish I had gotten to know you before we left for newPort... next time definetly will meet you! Would love to see some of your beadwork!

LJ said...

18s? Have you taken leave of your senses? What's next, grains of sand?
Molecules?