Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Bluebell Wood

 I do know that I've not done any bead work for some time but hadn't realised just how long ago I last picked up needle, thread and tiny beads.  This Bluebell Wood project was started when I purchased a lovely book called Floral Beaded Jewellery from Spellbound Beads, with designs by Julie Ashford.  This book was published in 2016 so that makes it four years ago that this 'work in progress' was started but at least now it is no longer an 'UFO' (unfinished object). It took me a while to sort out just what point I'd reached in the work and then of course it was back to the instruction books to remind myself of the various stitches and techniques but fortunately it all came back to me quite quickly once I'd got going again. I'm so pleased to see this one completed, quite fiddly to make but worth the effort of one bead at a time to bring it together.  I have to admit that I came across another 'WIP' (work in progress) which I'm sure was started before the bluebell necklace so I'm going to get down to getting that one completed as well - different stitch, different technique so again back to the instruction books!! 

 I'm sure I can't be the only person who is very good at starting projects but not always as good at actually finishing themπŸ˜€πŸ˜€.  Most do get completed - eventually!!

Floral Beaded Jewellery from Spellbound Beads, designs by Julie Ashford


  1. Oh wow Val this is stunning, such a beautiful necklace. I'm sure that your glad you've now completed it.

    Sue xx

  2. Gosh Val .. .. .. what a fantastic finished project. I didn't know you did bead work as well.

    You seem to be able to turn your hands to such a wide range of crafts .. .. I wonder what you are going to surprise me with next?

    Hope all is well with you.

    Love Jules xx

  3. This is lovely. I did try getting into bead work and made a few earrings and bangles but found it wasn’t really for me. My doll I started back in February(pre lockdown class
    I went to) has not progressed any further than making her boots for her. I have several others things started and not picked up again. I just can’t seem to settle down to anything right now. I look forward to seeing your next beaded project. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Val your bluebell necklace is beautiful Such delicate beadwork..your really are a talented lady