Monday, November 23, 2009

Thus, the Rose...

Thank goodness for a slow week at work so I could start/finish 17 beads for a "Diva Rosarie Bead" swap with my Altered Art Divas.

Rolled paper beads were coated with pearlized paint and embellished with FIMO hearts, painted red, and wrapped with copper and/or silver wire. It was one of the hardest and easiest swaps I've participated in so far.

Hard, because the bead was supposed to represent us/our life/etc...tell something about us.

Hard, because I had NO idea what I was doing, or how the heck I was going to make a bead, let alone 17 of them!!

Easy, because once I did a bit of research on bead-making and coming across this tried and true (and quick and easy) method, and figuring out how to embellish the beads, the rest just fell into place.

And easy, because I really did do the bulk of it at my desk at work! LOL!

The rose embellishment represents my life because of my flower gardens, and the roses my grandmother just to grow, and not just a little bit because my grandbaby's name is "Ava Rose"...:-)

Thus, the Rose...:-)