Tuesday, Fran and I met our new art bud, Lynn, at The Creative Quest and then had lunch together. On the way to pick up my boys from my mom's house, we went in a bead store and emptied our wallets! :) My husband's aunt has asked me to make 6 "awards" for her 65th high school reunion! She wanted them made from felt like little pillows on cording. Initially, she mentioned sequins on them but I can't seem to get Vegas out of my mind when I think of them so I went with beads. I beaded one of the stars yesterday and timed myself doing it to see how long it would take. This 3-1/2 inch star took me 3-1/2 hours. I have a sore, stiff thumb today! While I love it, I don't know if it's too "fancy" for what Aunt Agnes is wanting. I sent a photo and costs so we'll see. She may have been thinking of something more "gag gift" type award, not really nice. Anyway, that's on hold. I did the star while hanging out at Fran's yesterday.
And this morning, I did a few more little buildings. Here is a metal set and also one using a photo of a cactus skeleton. I also glued a piece of the cactus skeleton on as well as beaded it with some turquoise.