Ok, this is going to be short and quick cuz it is waaaaayyyy past my bedtime!
One of the things that makes a Bead Challenge actually challenging is the necessity of thinking outside the box. This is what you need to do when you do your favorite designer’s pattern (PLEASE purchase it, if possible!) or whatever pattern you choose. Yes, I said no numbered seed beads. Was I absolutely positively clear about it? NO. I goofed. I admit it. I made a mistake. We all do. If ya hate me for it, I do apologize.
You MAY use numbered seed beads ONLY for attaching clasps or earwires. Is it absolutely necessary? NO.
Here comes that thinking outside the box part again. Think DRUKS. ROUND BEADS. Ya see where I’m going with this?
Ok, and just to throw you a bone, I have found at least 6 patterns over on Kelly Dale’s Off the Beaded Path site that can be done not only without any seed beads whatsoever, but even more where seed beads could be substituted for other beads. Now, if I can find that many on just 1 site, imagine how many you can by searching all over the net!
Another thing, since I have received so many messages and emails from you all that have been stuck on this, (and because well, it’s my Challenge ha!) I’m extending the Shaped Bead Challenge for ONE more week. So, that gives you until Noon CST Saturday, 7/2/16 to submit your entries. No, seriously, I have some things going on in my personal life that would not allow me to look at your entries in a timely and fair manner.
Until next time, stay smart, or stay smart sassy!