26 Apr 2013
When I went home to Memphis about a year ago (time flies!) for my Besfrinn’s baby shower, my mom let me go through all of her beads and take anything that looked interesting. Well, I took almost all of them because they were so beautiful and also because my mom is so generous and wasn’t using them anymore. I used a lot of her seed beads to make bracelets (and! coming soon! some bead loom earrings and necklaces, I think), but I hadn’t done anything with the handful of glass beads she gave me. Someone recently explained to me how simple it is to make this style of earrings, so I decided to give it a try. These are, of course, far from perfect, but I love them. I brought them with me to San Francisco to give to my mom. I thought, since they were her beads, she should reap the first rewards. Purple is her color, and she loved them. I am happy to see these beads going back to their rightful owner, and hopeful that I can make something more with the ones I have left. And maybe I will even master the art of wire wrapping! One thing at a time, I suppose.