oops I really goofed! I have been working these posts in drafts as they’re so many pictures and it takes me a while to complete them. Between working at the shop, editing stitch guides for Needlepoint Now, my AlleyCat and of course a little stitching…I went out of order. This should’ve been the one when we got off the train. So there will still be 1 more day of beads coming, so that I can finish the story.
Last I left you, we were headed to Toho Bead Factory located in Hiroshima, Japan. Are you familiar with Toho beads? It is a brand name such as Sundance, Miyuki and there is one more major one (no not Mill Hill), but their name escapes me! Toho means “Eastern Treasure” and they strive to be the best. Just as Delicas are the cylinder type beads to Miyuki, Aiko (named after their daughter) are just the same to Toho. They are really a high quality bead with a larger hole, making it easier for the needle to pass through. Unfortunately many may not be familiar with their beads, unless you are a serious beader as most needlepoint shops don’t carry their beads!
2.ALWAYS STRIVE FOR CHANGE AND CREATION.
3.ALWAYS FLOW WITH THE CHANGE OF TIME.
The above is our motto for prosperity and is kept in our minds at all times.
Once again we would like to thank you for your cooperation and would like to ask you for your continued support.”
This was the tshirt that everyone wore. I tried to purchase one, but no luck! I would love to do this on a canvas.
The clock base was created with all beads and crystals! And those are some very long bugle beads.
This heart display was created in many different colorways! and yes it is all beads.
and next time we will enter the factory and have a fabulous tour!
so for now I will say…sayonara
BTW…I am not still in Japan! I am home with AlleyCat as she would disown me if I had left her this long.