My journal sharing my progress through the world of BEADING ON A LOOM.

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Test patterns and playing with color combos

 I have been playing around with different colors to use in my Butterfly loom pattern.
That is why you see different background colors in this project.
I am not happy with any of these colors so I did disassemble this project before going much further.

You will never know what colors will look good together in a loom pattern until you take a chance and start beading them together. You may be surprised what color combinations please you.



I am just about finished with my organization projects.
 Many of these were loose beads and I have been working each evening to restring them.  This was they are much easier to use.
And it is much easier to figure out which beads are compatible with each other for pretty bracelets and necklaces..
And it is so much easier to keep track of just how many beads I actually have for my projects.


Another lucky find

I am lucky enough to be married to a Machinist and he is closing out his shop that he has had for over 40 years.
The first thing I did was to ask if I could be have the cabinets that held washers, nuts, bolts and many other small items.  I knew I could never afford to buy units as these and I was thrilled when he said I could have all I wanted.

Above are a few of the sets that I grabbed up for all my bead projects.

There are many different sized drawers with larger areas to hold my larger collection of beads.
Many different types of beads fit real well in these drawers.

I love how easy it is for me to see all my beads.
And all my restringing projects are very easy to get to .

I have decided that for now I will store all my beads by color.  I am spending to much time just trying to decide what to work on so it may not be so overwhelming when I limit the color selection first.

I will let you know how that works for me!