You might be a beader if...,

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D.M.Z wrote
on Jan 31, 2013 2:56 PM

(I love all these answers, especially those of us with spouses.....they sure can be funny at times, can't they?)

You might be a beader if............ on a trip to the city (for my last appt. with the eye surgeon) my hubby drags me to the downtown used book store because the last time he was there he noticed "a lot of bead books" that he thought I didn't have.

Give me a break.........whatta guy.......... sometimes he'll be there and call me on his cell phone if he finds a juicy book that he thinks I "need". Last time he spotted some Barbara Elbe books and he knew that she used to live just over the hill from us and he likes the way she does her colors and shading.......(ditto: whatta guy). So off he goes to look through his fave categories and sez he'll be back to fetch me when he is done. There are a full to overflowing four shelves just cram-jammed with bead books. But I found three I didn't have and couldn't leave behind.  Forever in Beads (the Barbara Elbe book), Seed Bead Fusion, Rachel Nelson-Smith which I thought I'd like but wasn't sure of and needed to see it in person, and the real treasure of the trip The Beader's Color Mixing Directory by Sandra Wallace. BCMD has a color mixing style that is very graphic, uses beads as examples, had beadwoven examples and some projects in the back of the book in several colorways. The cover makes me hungry for jelly belly candies..............

Yep, I might be a beader, with an encouraging accomplice, whatta guy! Donna

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Aunty Akoya wrote
on Jan 31, 2013 3:25 PM

Uh Donna, how did you teach your husband to be such a great encouraging accomplice :)), or is he been allways like that? oh watta a nice guy :), .... when i hear that i need to teach mine a bit more i think, though he is very good allready

May the beads be with you!

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HoneyBeads wrote
on Feb 1, 2013 4:29 PM

Ok don't laugh at me for this one Embarrassed

 

You might be a beader if...

You say to your hubby; 'I love you just as much as beading' and he takes it as a compliment' Embarrassed

 

He thought that for me, dat must have been the most loving thing to say in all my life to him :)

Have a lovely beading day,

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SCB1 wrote
on Feb 1, 2013 6:11 PM

HoneyBeads,

You crack me up, that is too funny.

Happy Beading!!

Sue,

Small-town USA. 

Michigan.

 

 

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tcwhit wrote
on Feb 1, 2013 6:46 PM

Donna - please write a tut for the rest of us, so we can have a clone of your hubby too!

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D.M.Z wrote
on Feb 1, 2013 9:47 PM

TC and anyone else interested in cloning my hubby.......... unfortunately there is no tutorial, he came that way. We are both interested in each others activities, although his metal lathe is not so exciting to me. He even made me looms out of bamboo and one out of an exotic green jungle wood. So cloning just might not do it, training would be mandatory. He was a single and foot loose kinda guy, a sailor and traveler, but I would say that the way I got him to stop and pay attention (and then I hog tied him afters) was cooking. Yes, ladies cooking. I have a Ph.D. in Gumbo, and there are lots of other ethnic foods that I am fairly expert at, curries are among our fave dishes, Indian in general and Louisiana and soups and biscuits. Yep, in retrospect I think that was the training tool that worked the best. He is tall and slim and it has taken me years to put a bit of weight on him, so good metabolism for eating. Donna, laughing.

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on Feb 13, 2013 11:38 PM

You might be a beader if, you see something interesting or nice, (or both!) you visualize it in pixels in your head!

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yumemiru wrote
on Feb 22, 2013 3:50 PM

You might be a beader if...

...you start designing new projects in the margins of notebooks during really boring classes. Big Smile

 

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beetle654 wrote
on Feb 26, 2013 7:49 AM

We must really all be cut from the same cloth, it seems... I always imagine pretty things as potential bead patterns, and my school notebooks would always end up with doodles of bead patterns. My boyfriend is also a sweetie about my hobby, never complaining when I drag him to bead stores and even giving me ideas and advice on color choices. He has an eye for color, since he's a painter. 

 

Hmm... You might be a beader if you stare at other people's beaded jewelry like a weirdo.  

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yumemiru wrote
on Feb 27, 2013 9:52 AM

I stare at other peoples' jewelry too, lol.

And I don't have a significant other at the moment, but I do have parents. Sooooo...

You might be a beader if your dad helps you choose color patterns to take pictures of at a quilt show, lol.

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on Mar 6, 2013 1:12 AM

I like your idea, HoneyBeads, and have enjoyed all the LOL responses.  Here's another:

You might be a beader if...

Each of your friends show up at your house wearing their beaded necklace gifts from you.

Carole Grogloth, Molokai

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Niwas wrote
on Mar 8, 2013 4:14 PM

So many hilarious comments Big Smile

You minght be a beader.....

*When you during a emergency visit,waiting for the doctor with terrible stomache ache starts thinking that the colour on the examining table would be a lovely colour in a necklace.

* When it sounds tap tap tap tap on the floor when you get undressed, getting ready for bed in the night.

I want a supporting husband too, Mine says "It´s now ewen" when I show him a embroidry or other jewelry that is sewn.
He like some of the colours on my seed beads thou, he uses them as eyes for making flies for fly fishing.

Hope you all are having a great day.
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https://www.facebook.com/NiwasSmycken?

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yumemiru wrote
on Mar 11, 2013 8:21 PM

You might be a beader {in college} if...

...you don't go away for spring break; you stay at home and bead all the things you wanted to bead but couldn't because of school. >.>

 

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on Mar 18, 2013 8:36 PM

I must be a weirdo too... I now find myself staring at other people's jewelry at the shops! Ppl think I'm the weirdo that stares at everyone's chests!! A few times, they've glared back and demanded what i was looking at, I just say I was admiring your jewelry, its really beautiful. Then I walk away cos I'm embarassed... bleh!

 

Also, you might be a beader if you are admiring other ppl's ugly jewelry, and musing over in your head, how to fix and beautify it!

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Summer152 wrote
on Apr 7, 2013 9:49 PM

You might be a beader if...,

You can try to use pandahall beads to make a cute bracelet.Smile

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