Beautiful sights

Beautiful sights
Horses at blue water Lake state park

Monday, August 5, 2013

Beads and needles!

First I want to celebrate having reached 15000 pageviews on this blog!  Thanks everyone for looking and reading!

Now, on to the life at this park!

Next to my motorhome is another volunteers's RV.  She is a beader ( using that term for lack of a better one).  She's quite accomplished, and I decided I would try to learn a little more about beading from her. Anita (my neighbor) taught me the peyote stitch, so I practiced that for a few hours, till I thought I had it mastered.  

I have a box with my beads and threads, etc kept inside.  I have a bag of pink beads which a friend gave me, and I decided to make a beaded collar for my female, Fleur.  I decided that if Bunny (the world famous greyhound who writes her own blog) could wear pink collars, then Fleur could, too.

Anita, working in park office, and also beading.

  I got out my loom, threaded it and started weaving the pink beads.

The loom I purchased at a craft show in Quartzsite, and the beads were a gift.
I have to measure the neck of my female, Fleur, and then I have to sew a backing to  the beaded weaving, and then fasten it to a leash with an adjustable slide.  

Martingale Hound Dog Collar w/ Leash - 11 patterns

The above collar is a picture from the
This collar and leash does not have hardware to adjust the size, so therefore
the beaded areas don't have any hardware to ruin the look of the beading.

So, I will sew a backing on the beaded weaving, and then attach the leash, and I should have a really stunning pink collar and leash for Fleur.

I will show the finished product when I have finished it.


  1. How beautiful. I haven't beaded in a long time, but I always enjoyed it when I did. Would love to see some of Anita's creations too.

    1. You are such a creative person, that I imagine that you could out bead me any day!

  2. I am anxious to see the finished product!

  3. OF COURSE Fleur can wear pink! Why, even Flattery wears it! I think that is going to be one spectacular collar, I can't wait to see Fleur model it!

    We got the cacti in the mail today, too! Thank you! Mom says she has to get a small pot to put them in and then we'll be in business!

  4. Looking forward to seeing the finished result. You o know you'll have to do a blue one for Power:)

  5. Wow! That looks like it would take lots of time and patience. But the outcome is beautiful I'm sure. And I'll bet Fleur will be proud to wear it!

  6. I don't know anything about beading, this looks like a lot of work but I'm curious to see the finished product. It looks like it will be very glamorous and unique :)

  7. Good luck with beading! I bead but only to make jewelry.

  8. Finally found your blog! Nice writeups and photos! Thanks for including me!


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