Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bead Fever

Inexpensive beads I got from Walmart today.

Expensive Delica beads I got from Fire Mountain Gems today.

Like many belly dancers, I suffer from bead fever. I just can't resist the little suckers.
Today I got my Delicas in the mail. I call them the Legos of beads, because they are so uniform, they improve the look of anything you weave out of beads. These are spendy, and will be used only for things like loom beading, peyote (gourd) stitch and brick stitch. I can use the run-of-the-mill beads for other things like stringing necklaces, or freeform embroidery.


AllyseFrancis said...

I know what you mean! Walmart had some pearl colored beads for a dollar a pack (on sale from 3.99) and I cleared it out! I ended up spending like 35 dollars on it :O

Lady Arwen of the Silver Rose said...

It will be worth it in the long run. It takes a lot of beads to make even one bra and hipband.