Monday, April 18, 2011

Introducing the Next Generation of Bead Artists!

On Saturday my daughter, Sara, was complaining about how bored she was.  I was sitting at the kitchen table working on a necklace and I asked her if she wanted to help me.  She sat down, eager and ready to learn.  I showed her a couple times how to do the spiral rope stitch and we worked on my necklace for a few minutes.  Then I asked her if she wanted to make a bracelet of her own.  Her eyes lit up and she got a great big smile on her face.  I got out all my color-coded buckets of beads and spread them out on the kitchen floor for her to see.  She started picking colors, and before you know it she had her color palette ready to go. 

I did the first 3 loops because getting started can sometimes be a little bit tricky, and I did the clasp.  A couple times the thread got tangled and I helped her get it undone.  But other than that she did this entire bracelet all by herself!!!  I am so proud of her.  What a talent she is already at 9 years old.  Can you imagine how good she'll be in a few years?  She's already anxious to learn another stitch.

She chose a 8/0 apple green color for the core bead, then red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink for the twist.  The rainbow colors are size 11/0, except the green that is a 15/0.  She has decided to name her bracelet "Rainbows Over The Hills".  Isn't that a pretty name?  Here are some photos of Sara and her beading.


 You can click on the photos for a larger view, too.

And the best part?  She says you can wear it with anything because it's got all the colors!  She's talented and practical! :)
She'll come home and ask me if anyone said anything about her bracelet, so don't be shy...leave Sara a message.


Abracadebra Designs said...

Hey Sara, That is a really cool bracelet. Love the colors. My daughter Tammy who is 13 years old said it is "Way Sick" (in a good way.)-Debbie

Beadwright said...

Well you know there is nothing shy about me. With that said, OMG she did an absolute beautiful job!!! You better watch out Sara will be taking over your work station. Sara your bracelet is awesome!!! I love everything about it especially the colors. Working with color is a real talent.

Carol Creech said...

Great job, Sara!! What a fantastic first effort at a beading project. I am very impressed! It's what I would have loved to be un-bored with when I was young :) Can't wait to see what you do next!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sara, you did a fantastic job--I love how colorful your bracelet is!

Marie S said...

What a great name and such a good job for the first one!!
I love rainbow pieces for the same reson Sara does, that, and they are so much fun!
YAY!! Sara, way to go girl!
I also love the necklace you made with Beth's face cab in it. Looks great.

Ho Ho Ho Lisa, thank you so much for making me guffaw!!
I was doing the tutorials on one page but sometimes blogger throws a fit and it is just not worth it!!
This one has 30+ pictures in it!
I will get it up there as soon as possible.
Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Great job Sara, it's beautiful! Pretty soon your Mom's store will be called Indigo's Beads & Company!

Dees said...

Dear Sara,

I hope not only your mom is very proud of you, but you will be proud of yourself too! You did a marvelous job on your first work of art. You have thought over the concept as a real artist would, you gave thought to colour and texture, you concentrated and you succeeded... There's no doubt about it: You are an artist.

I live in the Netherlands as your mom will tell you (that's in Europe). Here the wheather is changing to a beautifull springtime, so I hope overthere you will be able to show off your bracelet to all your girlfriends this summer and make them want one. (If I were one of them, I would sure want one.)

Sara, I would keep on getting un-bored in this way, and you will have found yourself a great way to express yourself and have some funtime by yourself or with your mom.

Beady Greatings from far away.


Barbara said...

What a wonderful bracelet, and how clever to make it all colors to be worn with everything! An artisan is born -- great job!