Beading to calm the soul
September 23, 2011 § Leave a Comment
It’s been a hellish sort of week at work with everything from train delays and cancellations, and unexpected ‘urgent’ demands at work to computers and technology playing up. But instead of heading straight to bed all fed up when I got in at 10pm, I went to my beading cupboard instead.
Can anyone tell me why? Sorting through my collection is just so relaxing, handling pearls, the rhythm of stringing and knotting is soothing. I didn’t do very much each night but enough to restore peace again by the time I climbed into bed. Last night I finished off this Malachite and freshwater rice pearl necklace.
It was the first time I knotted with these Malachite beads which had larger holes so the knots kept slipping. But I soon worked out that I should use the pearls to position the knots. I thought the addition of the sterling-silver filigree push clasp which I found in Spoilt Rotten Beads finished it off quite well.
This is going to go to a lovely lady who is retiring next week. I hope she likes it as much as I’ve enjoyed making it. ♥K