Actually, it was more of a necessity than an impulse. I needed to update some patterns and it seemed like the easiest way to get it done. Little did I know...
That's when it started... and when I disappeared from my blog.
First, I designed and made this great peyote stitch beaded heart ring tutorial. And then, these even count peyote spiral tube earrings.
Then, I realized that in order to use the beading software effectively, I had to catalog, label and organize all of my seed beads. Organizing them helps because then I have a palette available of only the colors and types in my collection.
And once I did most of them, I realized the entire collection was ho-hum boring, and I needed to buy many more colors.
About eighty tubes of 11/0 delicas (a small portion of which is pictured above) and sixty hanks of 11/0 Czech beads later, I'm back!