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Beaded Trim

My Talented Friend, Bridget
My Talented Friend, Bridget
My friend, Bridget, is so clever. She is a one-of-a-kind, a IMG_5547skilled Jill of all trades. She's the one you want during the zombie apocalypse. She's a skilled outdoorswoman, a competent motorcyclist, a mean zydeco dancer (see picture at left), a dog whisperer and an unpretentious cook. She's got a hardy laugh and a heart as deep as the Grand Canyon. She's a humanitarian and works as a nurse to earn her keep. She was my college roommate at the University of Minnesota in the 80s, and she's also one of my dearest friends. Recently I spent a few days with Bridget at her VT abode. We entertained ourselves in the day by mountain biking and hiking, and she taught me how to add beaded embellishments to my jacket at night.
Pocket with Beaded Trim
Pocket with Beaded Trim
When I last saw her, I was impressed with what I thought was the Carhartt brand adding a little feminine twist to their rugged, utilitarian clothing line.
Carhartt Jacket Bead-Dazzled
Carhartt Jacket Bead-Dazzled
            I should have known better. It was Bridget's own hand who added the beaded trim to her jacket. Being the consummate DIY-er, I told her she needed to show me how to spiff up my outdoor gear.
Beading Tools
Beading Tools
Here are the tools you need:
  • a beading needle
  • beading thread
  • different colored beads
  • a scissors
  • a small pliers (optional)
  • good lighting
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