Alphabet


Several years ago, my uncle gifted me a bead loom kit. Seeing the actual tools used to make bead jewellery got me excited. I couldn’t wait for my holidays to start using it. My mother and I read through the manual and she assembled the loom. I drew out an elaborate design on the drafting paper provided with the kit and had begun imagining a bracelet on my wrist!

It was only once I had drawn the grid for the design of my bracelet and begun weaving each individual bead into the loom that I realised the effort that is involved in beading.

I have always found it difficult to haggle with street vendors selling these kinds of bracelets. Having tried it out myself, I don’t even think of negotiating.

This one with my initial is one of the handful of bracelets I weaved on the loom.

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Explore all the alphabets over at the Daily Post

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kasturika

Stories, places, hobbies, musings, maybe the odd poem... Hopefully, all these seemingly random pieces will fit together one day to reveal the grand mosaic that the cosmic universe has planned for me.

3 thoughts on “Alphabet”

  1. Oh my gosh, I’ve made almost the identical bracelet, colors and “K” alike!!! But the loom came from a cousin!

    I’ve been addicted to beads my whole life. I blame a grandmother who allowed me to play with her broken costume jewelry starting at age 4!

    I could really relate to your stories! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yaay! We’re experience twins! (I just made that up!) Amazing how we can have identical stories 🙂

      The writer inside of me squeals with joy when someone says they could relate with my story. Thank you 🙂

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