That’s what it takes to bead rocks.
All the beads are sewn on with needle and thread. It took me five days.
I used primarily single and double peyote stiches, with a lot of picot for embellishment.
And a ton of patience.
If you think this rock is pretty, you should see the work my teacher does.
I learned most everything I know about beading from Linda Smith, aka Mistress of Chaos. Her jewelry and her art objects will stop you in your tracks. She can be found this evening and tomorrow at the Bad Girls of the North craft fair at the Millenium Hotel in Anchorage.
You should go.
Author and founder of Storyknife.org.