Sunday, January 11, 2009

Beader's Chatelaine and Getting Organized

Its quiet here today. A few inches of snow fell last night and we were just plowed. Its beautiful, but I am getting tired of winter and its only January.

I just ordered 1000 plastic bags so that I can organize all my beads. I've been thinking about doing this for awhile. The containers that I have are an amazing assortment of sizes and shapes, and although they are organized by size, I would like them to be a little neater. My treat to myself when done will be to go to Beads East in Manchester to fill in sizes and colors. I have a gift certificate that I earned when I won honorable mention at Beads East for their annual contest. I'm a wee bit embarassed to go in. My husband stood in front of the entries and announced that they were the ugliest pieces of beadwork he had ever seen! The colors and beads were challenging to work with.....but.

Anyway, my honorable mention was for a chatelaine that I can use to hold scissors, needle, a scoop and my tape measure. All things that I keep on hand all the time. Here is a picture of the chatelaine


  1. I think your chatelaine is amazing. Your husband may have looked too close and I think that when you look at it from a distance of 5-10 meters it is very pretty, gentle, full of joy and hapiness. I really like the color assembly and the idea is great.

    Congratulations :-)


  2. WOW! I love this piece.

    I looked at the picture before reading your post and it didn't strike me immediately what use the necklace had. Then I discovered that what I was looking at wasn't "only" a pendant but a holder for scissors! Wow! What a great idea!

    I love your work and am looking forward to see more.

  3. Thank you sooo much for the positive compliments. The chatelaine is my favorite item so far. I think it took about 50 hours to make, and I get to see it every day.

  4. Precioso!!!
    Y me encanta el colorido y el optimismo que transmite!!
    Y en esto de los abalorios a los maridos ni caso jajajaja.
    Un saludo

  5. Mamma Mia ! what a beautiful beadwork ...