Thursday, March 22, 2007

Lindsay Haedt, Beadstyle - Under 1 hour

A couple of days ago Shelley Nybakke, owner of The Bead Parlor in Bloomington, Illinois, ( mentioned that she had seen some of my beads in BeadStyle's June Special Issue, Under 1 Hour. Well as you can guess, I jumped into my car and headed right for the store. This necklace made by Lindsey Haedt is just wonderful. She dressed my beads up to look like a pearl necklace for Mother Earth.

I'll be honest and admit I really only bought the magazine because of Lindsay's necklace, but after I showed the necklace to anyone who would look, I read the rest of the magazine. Lots of quick and easy designs. I'm going to keep it around for those times when I want a new piece of jewelry to wear, have the beads and other components but not the time to think of something new. Also, this is embarrassing to admit, but I had never thought to use the stringing method shown as the "editor's tip". Reminds me of the threaders my kids use to floss around their braces. I have often struggled to thread my own beads onto certain types of cord - never again! Now I'll just run up and get a threader or make one of these handy things.

Thanks Lindsay for making me look so good!


Bosporus Glass said...

Hii Elaine,
Those beads looks fantastic on that necklace! Woow. I hope one day I'll see someone making something that nice with my beads because I have no skill when it comes to make jewellery. :( I bought lots of books and magazins but still no hope. :)
Have a nice day.


*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Elaine, That necklace is beautiful! I love how you describe it as a pearl necklace for Mother Earth, how appropriate! Congrats!

Tari of claybuttons said...

Great Necklace Elaine! A great basic knot between the beads necklace. Can't wait to see what's next!