Thursday 6 January 2011

Bead Inspiration and Childsplay

I had a long evening alone with the kids and the prospect of spending hours stopping them from bickering, so got them helping me with some bead therapy.

Little Man threaded the big brightly coloured beads which will become bracelets, including a rainbow one someone has requseted.

Little Lady helped by making the long black necklace in the same pattern as a bracelet I had made. She was ever so proud of her creation and I think the set will make a nice gift for someone.

Gorgeous, managed to thread the same four beads onto a peice of wire about eight times, before dropping beads on the bed (along with some crisps which I am still trying to get out of bed).

The white crystals are a necklace I am making for Little Lady as she turns eight soon insh'Allah.

I dug these beads out again - I just love the way they look and feel. I have started various projects with these and taken them apart again. Nothing seems to do them justice. I have another idea, this time for a long necklace. You never really know how it will look until you start putting it all together, so we will see.

I also have these pretty blue glass beads which I keep picking up, but can't decide what to do with. Let's see where inspiration comes from - any ideas?

By the time, I got the kids in bed, the house clean and the bins out, it's too late to do anything with these. I'll try again tomorrow insh'Allah.


  1. Salaam sis. I love how creative you are masha'Allah! And it's lovely how you include your children (to the level of their abilities) in what you enjoy.

    Ma salaama....

  2. as salaamu alaykum,

    newly following, still have to read the are very creative ma sha Allaah tabaarakallah! I think the bigger glass beads should be a focal point of a piece, and the smaller ones can be used w/ spacer beads or beads of like color scheme to make a pretty bracelet!

    Hope you step by & check me out in shaa Allaah!

  3. Assalam-alaikam,

    Sis Umm Aaminah,
    With my rowdy two boys and the three of them fighting so much, I have to ind them things to do, threading things onto a peice of string seems to keep the boys occuppied, and designing and making things makes Little Lady feel very special.

    Sister AVD,
    jazakh'Allah-khairun for the suggestions, I was thinking big glass beads for focal point too, but not sure how to go from there. Have some red wooden beads which might work and some white stone chips, will have to experiment.

    P.s. have been visiting your blog, the food-related posts certainly have me interested.