I've been on a purging and organizing kick for months now (almost finished) and I came across 2 boxes of colorful wooden beads.
I don't even remember why I bought them, but I decided to use them for a garland for the guest room bed.
As you can see, they didn't end up on the headboard - metal stars won out!
After the garland, I still had lots of beads left so I went a little crazy stringing more - I see them on IG and they seem to be labeled as "jewelry for your home".
This is all I have left after stringing up 6 pieces of "jewelry" and the garland.
2 have been mailed off to friends, 1 is claimed and I have no idea what I'm going to do with the rest.
I was having such fun stringing beads while we watched movies at night (I have to do something with my hands or I fall asleep) so I ordered large wooden beads to go along with small beads I already had.
This is the end result.
Now I was really on a roll using up any beads I could find in my craft space - who knew I had so many!
No, they are not all on display in the house at the same time,
but I had fun taking pictures and now I have things to grab when I want to add just a little touch to vignettes.
These beads were all from a French General Notions Kit my sister bought me years ago (they have been in several different locations since then) and this garland has been mailed off to a friend.
This string of beads will probably be draped over various items from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Beads like these were my original inspiration and I had everything on hand to create them.
I love these blue and white beads and need to find more to make a longer strand.
These are my favorite - you saw "Little Man" in my last post, but now the vignette is finished off with fun wooden and clay beads.
I didn't make the beaded heart on wire, but I might have to create my own.
I haven't strung beads for at least 20 years when I found these fun block beads and spelled out my teaching nickname (you can find me on Words With Friends as Mscookie16), but it's relaxing, easy and doesn't bother my hands.
I guess the "beading frenzy" will continue - when I looked up the name of the French General kit, I came across this fun outing and I'm signing up for it - anyone want to join me?
If you read this post earlier, I told people to let me know if they were interested in the colorful beaded "jewelry", but I had to delete that sentence because they were quickly snapped up and will be headed soon to new homes.
Just to show you that I haven't gone completely nuts with beads,
these are my last 3 posts on Instagram and there isn't a bead in sight!
So, what has you in a frenzy these days?