Then I wanted a case for my ipod. Just something to put it in in my purse. So I came up with this little nugget. I can't decide what button to put on it, so that's the reason for the pin.
After the Surface Design class, I was flipping through a recently purchased beading book by Larkin van Horn. She makes these beaded buttons while she's on the road. I thought it was wonderful so I made one. The bad part was while I was putting it on the button form I loosened some beads, so I took the picture before I took it off so I can fix it. The good thing was I found out why I like Silamide better then Nymo. This was really fun to do and definitely helped me practice my beading. This might become the centerpiece of a new quilt.
Finally, it was mentioned that Altoid tins are good to transport beading projects. Well, I've had this kit (including heart tin) for quite a while and decided it was time for it to be made. Anyway, real easy -- a little cross stitch, some embroidery and a few beads. Hot glue onto the tin, add the cording, and a piece of felt on the inside -- PRESTO, bead tin!