Linda Landig is our very lucky winner this week and will receive a Peace Bird Pendant from Gaea. Linda send Gaea an email and she will get that right out to you!
Inside the Humblebeads Studio:
I have had a few things happen this year that have made me slow down. It's been a year of trials. And right looking at my self-imposed to do list and what is really important to me, I'd decided to stop right now with unrealistic expectations. And I give you permission to do the same. Take a few days off, enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Spend time with family and not making things. You can do it. Put down those pliers and step away from the table.
Here on the ABS we are going to take a break for a few days and offer you a review of the Best of the ABS from 2013. This is my last holiday tutorial, the 12 Days of Christmas have become a scant 6 Days of Christmas. But I know you'd rather see me spending time with my family than toiling away at tutorials, because I'd wish the same for you!
Rustic Bird Ornament
Bird Pendant - Lipstick Ranch
Tree House Bead - Humblebeads
Waxed Irish Linen
8 glass size 11/0 seed beads
6mm brass spacer
(Resources: Bird, linen and seed beads: Lima Beads. House: Humblebeads. Spacer: Hobby Lobby.)
1. Cut a two 10" pieces of linen cord, string the cords through the pendant to the center of the cord and tie a knot.
1. One one strand of the cord, string on the spacer and house bead. Tie a large knot with all four strands above the bead.
4. Tie all four strands in a large knot at the top, trim cord if needed.
The Art Bead Scene is planning out 2014 - tell me what would you like to see on the ABS in the coming year? We'll choose one commenter next week to win a $25 gift certificate from Humblebeads.com.