Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zebra Beaded Needle Case

This was a very difficult case for me to bead.
Beginners may think this is a good first choice.
Be advised that when a pattern looks simple it is not always easy.
Finally number one in the Out of Africa series is complete.
Here is a hint of what's coming up next!


Friday, March 4, 2011

Beaded Needle Case Collection


What is a girl to do with so many
beaded needle cases?

You may ask yourself,
"Does she really have that many needles that need a home?"

Several of the ones I have beaded are not pictured here because they were given to special people in my life.

Just for fun let's do some math. It takes approximately 2028 Delica beads to bead a long needle case. It takes approximately 1308 Delica beads to bead a short needle case. That means it has taken around 48,762 Delicas, plus a few dropped on the floor to bead my needle cases! Each bead is passed through with needle and thread twice. Okay, now that is just more info than I want to release.
Sorry, I had to know.....97,524 passes!

If you are wondering how many inches of thread this is,
forget it.
I will not go there!

You can comfortably fit 30+ needles in a needle case. Do you see where I am going with this? It would take over 1000 needles to fill my needle cases' bellies! In other words, Please send needles. I need them.
My needle cases are hungry.



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Genie Needle Case Pattern Finished


Genie Needle Case
If you like Purple & Gold you are going to love this one. I was working on the Zebra needle case and quickly lost interest. Funny how some things will inspire you to do others! Out of Africa is proving to be a challenge almost as big as Beyond Wonderland. Then there is the annual spring cleaning that is taking up too much of my beading time. If only the good days were 48 hours long!