In recent months, I've gotten quite a few new students at the gym, especially in BD. One of these students is Samantha, and I've grown quite fond of her. She's studying Horticulture at Niagara College, and since she's away from home, well, I've been wanting to give her a bit of home life, and some family time. It's been great actually; she'll come over for dinner once in a while, and it's nice for all of us to sit and chat and have a nice 'Sit Down' family meal. The fact that she and I can spend hours dancing together at the gym, and could probably talk non-stop about belly dancing is a bonus! LoL! (so far, I think she's the only girl I've met in a long time who's as passionate about dancing as I am)
Anyhoo. Sam's been bored lately, and since she's mentioned a few times already that she'd like to learn how to bead, I had her come over yesterday after class, and taught her how to do the Spiral Rope Chain. It's relatively easy to learn, and quite gratifying, since a novice can usually get a bracelet done in about an hour. Well 'lo and behold, I think I may have found myself a little beading prodigy, as she picked it up so fast, she had a nice bracelet done in no time! Check it out:
Doesn't she look quite proud of herself? To top it all off, before we left for my evening class, she had also completed a lovely matching necklace! Now she's happy she's found herself a little hobby that will keep her hands busy, and her self our of trouble! ;) Hah! I've pulled yet another one over to the Shiny side! Now we can chat about Belly Dancing while we BEAD! *insert evil world domination laugh here*
Of course, I didn't sit idly by as she was working. Thursday night, after a very, VERY needed Kwaffy Talk outing with my BFF Maria, we wound up taking a little jaunt to Winners, where I wanted to check out some nice storage baskets (still in that purging/cleaning/organizing mode). I didn't find any baskets, but Maria did spy these gorgeous pre-strung tassels, and just had to mention, you got it: Belly dancing! LoL!
Coins rock when you're dancing, but sometimes, you just don't want the whole jingly-jangly noise that accompanies them. Sometimes, you just want movement, and these were perfect to tack onto those nice inexpensive belts I bought for a steal a few months back. So while Sam was beading, I was doing some hand sewing. I've finished the first one already, what do you think?