Saturday, 5 December 2009

So much for a bead diet ...

So do stringing supplies count ? (shh my etsy friends from whom I have ordered beads during a supposed bead diet .. our little secret ... - it is hard enough giving up nice food, chocolate etc during the festive party season, let alone stay on a bead diet too.... at least beads aren't fattening!)

I found a source of affordable Japanese chirimen cord in Japan called Fabric Tales and went (a wee bit) crazy - I have a thing for Japanese prints, have a decent stash of Japanese fabrics, and now will put these gorgeous cords to use in some creations over the holidays. Max, ever the curious cat, seems to have taken a shine to them too as you can see in the photo.

Made sale no.2 on my 3 month old Etsy shop  - my Oriental Dreaming necklace which used the Chirimen cord (from another source) and was personal favorite. Sales have been slow but I guess don't mind (not too much.anyway...) as I keep reminding myself that this is my creative time, and that things take time to build.

Happy weekend!


  1. I stepped off the wagon as of November 30th. Couldn't take it any more! (I won't hold it against you if you don't hold it against me!) You make some lovely things, and I ma just fascinated by that chirimen chord - never heard of it!
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Thanks Erin. Glad to hear that I am not the only one off the wagon! Too many lovely beads and too many sales - how can a girl resist! Have a nice weekend.

  3. I just have to let you know that your gorgeous oriental dreaming necklace is coming to live with me. I requested it for xmas and my wish has come true. Joy!

    Those Japanese chirimen chords are just beautiful! Do you really have to go on a bead diet?

  4. That is wonderful news that the necklace will be in your Christmas bundle - I hope you enjoy wearing it! I don't recommend a bead diet except that it is good for the bank balance ..

  5. Love your colorful cords and believe me, I have fallen off of so many diets I don't diet anymore!