Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Garment "Construction"

Okay, it seemed like a simple thing.
I wanted to put beads on the bottom edge of the Angel Lace Shawl, so I went to Jo-Ann's with my shawl and picked out some pearl-type beads that looked pretty good.
I sat down to work on it & discovered that the holes in the beads were microscopic.  Unwilling to be discouraged, I tried using one of those things that you use to floss your teeth when you have braces.  It broke.  (These holes are SMALL).
After brainstorming a bit, I got out the drill and spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to change the drill bit.  Ten minutes later, I took the drill to Christopher and he changed it.
I started to drill a hole in the bead while holding the bead with my fingers.  Then, I thought better of it and found Theresa's little jewelry-making pliers.
I drilled bigger holes in about four of the pearls before deciding that the whole situation was ridiculous.  I needed 33 beads and the strand I bought had 34.  So when one of the beads got drilled in half, I knew it was a lost cause.
I am not a home-improvement kinda girl, so it's pretty funny to me that I even got this far.  I was committed to making the beads work, but not that committed.
Why would I want beads on that shawl anyway?
(Yes, Ginny, that is your drill.  Have you been looking for it?)


  1. Hey ... there's someone else out there who likes to avoid housework !!!

    God bless.

  2. That's such a funny post. I guess you're NOT the Tool Man!