I was never more frustrated with my inability to take photos than yesterday. I wish I could show you this story, not just tell it.
Oh well, I can only do what I can after all.
Yesterday I went to a weekly farbrengen (hasidic gathering) hosted by my friend Tamar. It is always an interesting “happening” to attend. This time it was also a bit sad – we were saying our goodbyes to one of our friends. She is moving in another city.
After learning a bit and saying L’chaim (a toast) wishing all the wonderful things to our friend we got down to the serious business of beading. Now, I have to say that we all are crafty crowd. Some knit or crochet, another friend embroiders. There is also Y. who mends – an exotic craft, almost forgotten nowadays.
The goal this time was to design and make a necklace letting your inner creativity guide you. Be brave, try new things and wild combinations. Express your feelings through your creations… And just have fun!
It was a very interesting experience for me. I did not make anything. Instead I watched how ideas were developing. How unlikely combinations produced stunning results. I was also on hand for technical support – like wiring the components together.
One friend made an all yellow necklace. She started with a single lampwork bead and continued developing her design gathering different beads element by element. I do not like yellow. I have also read how you are not supposed to use it too much. Well I have to tell you – this necklace is stunning. A real eye opener for me. Another surprise was a necklace made by a seven year old daughter of Tamar. It was amazing! That kid has natural talent and feel for color.
We had tons of fun and will definitely do this again.