19.2.08

Hidden treasure :-)



For the last week or so, I've been trying hard to clean out my bead room, partly for the contest (which will end tomorrow evening) and partly because it just simply is time. A nice benefit of all that work is that I have found things I had completely forgotten about.

I had my first set of classes in beadwork about 13 years ago when I learned traditional techniques from a Native American woman in Oklahoma. I can't find all that I made in those classes but I was quite happy to find these patches. I guess they count as bead embroidery. Some are traditional designs, some are in traditional colors and some are very obviously not at all traditional. There are some more works-in-progress in the box and I still have all the beads so if I ever feel the urge I can finish everything.

I have no idea what to do with these but I was very pleasantly surprised.

4 comments:

mjlayman said...

Oh, how pretty!

Henry's Mom said...

Thank you, Marilee.

Denise said...

Those are beautiful!! I just love the colours and the shapes! funny, the way you place them, I could see you sewing them together like that. Or put them on the top of a slipper. They are beautiful!
Cheers, Denise

Henry's Mom said...

Thank you, Denise.