I'm going to start with the bead table: and that means spirals. The first spiral I learned was a Russian Spiral, which has become my go-to pattern when thinking about spirals. The one here is using coral rounds. You can see I'm mid-pattern, and you'll have to come back tomorrow for the reveal of this one.
The second one is a Cellini Spiral. A stitch that has stopped me in my tracks historically. But I was determined to figure this baby out. I pulled out every bead pattern book I own and worked on this stitch with all of them (and I mean all of them) open as I attempted to figure this one out. Then I decided I was just going to have to break down and watch a YouTube video on the matter. I started it, then stopped it. Then started again, and back up the video. Then ripped out the pattern and started again. After 3 hours of this, most of my family had had enough of this wacky lady listening to a repeating video on beading ... that they all headed to bed. It was slow going, but by midnight I had finally figured it out. I know I need practice, but this is a big jump in my learning curve. Stop by next week to see the reveal on my Cellini Spiral.
This is the kick off to my beadweaving series that I'm running this week for the upcoming A Time to Stitch Challenge by Christine of One Kiss Creations & Therese of Therese's Treasures. The Blog Hop reveal is next Wednesday, May 15.