Looking back at previous posts, here’s where I described the orange plastic beads I got as a gift from a friend — nearly a year ago. Last May, I made the single orange bead – to see it alone in all its glory, look here. Last August, I made a few of the blue beads. It’s a good thing this isn’t my only project going!
So here’s where I am; I made 4 more of the blue beads today, bringing my total to 15 blue beads and one orange bead. I think I want to make maybe 3 beads with a darker orange over a darker orange plastic bead? I have a vintage glass button I hope to use as a clasp, and these colors reflect the button very well. I had made a couple of the blue beads and the orange one before I went hunting to see if I had something that would work as a clasp, and was delighted to find it.
The bad news? I have 12 more of the blue beads to make, and probably the darker orange ones, and the clasp to figure out as well. Maybe in another year, I’ll have a finished project to show!
For the Beading for a Cure 2010 project, I am in a holding pattern for now (hence the blue beads). I’m investigating the possibility of having a component made. The orange-bead-giver-friend will be experimenting to see what she can do. For those keeping score, this is idea #2 on my idea list for the kit beads.