I bought this book on a recent trip to Patterworks in Center Harbor, NH. I have been trying to resist getting involved in beading or jewelry making but several ladies in my Yahoo group bead and I've fallen in love with many of their projects. See, I'm blaming this all on them! while at Michael's this weekend, I bought some steel crochet hooks and some practice wire so I'm all ready to test out my skills.
I heard about Earthfaire from one of those ladies (Laura made the bracelet at the bottom of this post) and of course had to go online and buy this Bead Stew Bracelet kit called Rock Candy. It's a kit for knitting a bracelet with beads - how could I resist? And the project uses Kreinik braid so that's kind of like stitching right? LOL
I must say I was really pleased with the company - the package arrived promptly and they even included some bead samples to try - very unexpected. They happen to match some beads and wire for a project I want to make out of Crochet with Wire so I think I will incorporate them into the project. This is the project I thought I would start with - the first in the book and it's labeled "EASY". I couldn't the exact shaped beads but I think the ones I did buy will be fine for a first project.
I MUST stop looking and buying - I must start doing projects, I must! Thank goodness I have some vacation time coming at the end of the month. I certainly won't lack for projects now will I?