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    I 'm sure this has been asked but since I don't see it anywhere I will ask anyway?

    At what age did you begin to bead? Who taught you?

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    I was 6 when I began learning by my Mommah. She started me with Lazy . Hmmmm? Was she trying to tell me something? :Chatter
    Friends dont let friends take home ugly Men. :huddle:


  • #2
    I was 7 when my Grandma started me out on a loom. Still have the same loom (with the same old unfinished project :p) jks

    When I was 13 I started to applique or tack. At 15 I got into lazy stitch and peyote/gourd. is what it is...


    • #3
      :o geez u beaderz...TibbZ wuz old before she picked up her beading needle...*L*

      i guess i really didn't start beading until 17 even tho i have seen grandmothers and aunties bead since i was a weeeee lad...*L*

      Flat Stitch is my style...and i had to start workin on my technique beading medallion...after medallion...while my auntie ripped out medallion after medallion...*L*

      guess i picked it up when i see my "auntie mommy", she wants to see what i am workin on now!!!
      ~.~ A friend is~.~

      " someone who can sing the song in your heart, even when you have forgotten the words...;)"


      • #4
        I started beading in Oct. last year. I'm 29 now. My dad gave me some pointers over the phone, on the computer and I read several books. But once I started, it was like I've been doing it forever. I can't explain it, I just know I enjoy it. I beaded a couple little ankle braclets for my wife and daughter. After that I beaded my wife's rose belt and then started on my eagle belt I'm doing now.

        When my dad came up for Christmas he showed me applique and peyote, but I haven't used either very much, ........ yet. A friend is going to teach me lazy stitch this fall.
        The things you are doing today are the traditions of twenty-five years from now.
        -Daryl Baldwin: Miami


        • #5
          I started when I was about 16 - learned from one of my mom's friends. First thing I learned was gourd stitch to do a fan handle, and it's all but falling apart these days since it was the first thing I made...

          After that I picked up loom and applique, but didn't do too much beadwork while I was in college. Since graduation I've had a lot more time to bead. :)


          • #6
            :D I started beading when I was 5 or so , then 8 years ago had an acceident an lost allot of memory , so now I have been beading again for 3 years an let me tell you since I can recall a few things all I want to do is bead bead bead . I make about 10 items a week barretts, hat bands earrings . An since I saw the bead work here have even tried appliq which I am addictted to now . Yeah I know I cant spell but I sure can beadddddd .. Love it cant get enough of it ... Lets bead ....;)
            Better known an loved as Men~Nie Turtles !
            Life is what you make it. Becareful what you give . You just might get it back!


            • #7
              7-ish, learned at school. We had a beading class once a week all through elementry.


              • #8
                SomeWheres around 6 or 7 I learned just by watching my dad's Girlfriend. No one really sat me down and Showed me how to do any style or stitch in particular, of course I don't know how to ask for help...So I just watched and went at beading head on. I did ALL my own work after that, which eventually lead to 2 fully beaded outfits...and I helped out with a TON of other folks stuff here in the NW.:D
                "Out greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us."

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                • #9
                  :D I like that Dat1NDN, I am the runt of 8 , an I needed to find something that made me feel I could do it just cuz . So beading is my thing . An these days thats all I think about .. Hope that is not a sign I am getting old.:D
                  Better known an loved as Men~Nie Turtles !
                  Life is what you make it. Becareful what you give . You just might get it back!


                  • #10
                    oh gee... 7 or 9... I really can't remember the age..just young and it was a choker for my first experience...then quill earrings, and then bracelets and then.... I got a book on peyote stitch that I suddenly started making some really intersting things..I won't go into that though LOL...
                    Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic


                    • #11
                      LOL Black Bear I was hoping you would . ITs all your fault since I looked at your appliq thread ...I cant see any of my tables for looking at old patterns an sorting through beads ...yep all your fault....:D
                      Better known an loved as Men~Nie Turtles !
                      Life is what you make it. Becareful what you give . You just might get it back!


                      • #12
                        Well at least I am getting folks hooked on beads and not drugs and debauchery right? ROFLMAO!!! Actually debauchery promotion was my talent... things change when you get kids..:(
                        Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic


                        • #13
                          yeah its all good Black Bear ...I finished both my little turtles cute little things . Now I am working on a vet feather for the back of my cape over lay ..Dang now I am hooked on appliq alllll your fault but lovin it .........Show me more ...btw loved your page ...You do such wonderful work ...It will take me 20 more years to get that good .......hehe lets bead.
                          Better known an loved as Men~Nie Turtles !
                          Life is what you make it. Becareful what you give . You just might get it back!


                          • #14
                            I got started when I was about 10 or 11. Most of the instruction I received was from books at library. My first projects were loom work and those old wire and bead rings.....anyone remember those?.......Later on, I started working on rosettes. I really didn't have a beading was all books, trial, and error.


                            • #15
                              I started beading when i was 12 or 13. My mother taught me gourd stitch, My sister taught me Medallions, Loom work from my Grandmother, Do all my own flat work, Usually use size 13 cuts. but depends on what im working on, if its something big I will usually use size 12 if i need it done in a hurrry....LOL! Been leaning more and more to using size 12 3-cuts. I usually use size 12 to outline my projects and use 13 to fill it in. Also starting to use hex beads.
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