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Friday, July 30, 2010

Bead It!

Had the opportunity to join a beading workshop last night. Just in case you didn't know, Sarawak is located on Borneo Island and it consists of many different races and tribes so we are basically a huge mix of different cultural ideals. We are very lucky to be living in complete harmony and last night I had an opportunity to learn how to craft a bag out of beads, a specialty of one of the races in Sarawak and apparently I learnt the hard way that it is not so easy to bead!

So, in case you're interested, this is how it's done:



Step 1: Prepare some beads. Actually it's better if you prepare a lot since you might be running out of them. And you may want to prepare in different colors (depending on the designs that you'll be making)


Step 2: Thread in and out. This is a wee bit complicated to explain on a blog. If you're willing to learn more, do buy a book on beading *sheepish smile*


Once the base is complete, all you have to do is continue beading and it will naturally go upwards (if you're not a pro, like me, sometimes it falls limply to the side instead of going upwards) *geez*


Full concentration is a complete must. Otherwise, it may not develop into what it's supposed to be.


The unfinished product after three hours of labor. That means that it takes a very, very long time to complete your beading. This is certainly not for the impatient :-/

Cheerio!


xoxo Fashionista in Action xoxo