Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It Only Looks Like I've Been Busy

This'll be a picture heavy post.
Since I was playing catch-up yesterday I didn't get to spend as much time creating as I would have liked. Oh, don't get me wrong; I always make a little time to spend in the craft room. But, yesterday was mainly focused on food, laundry, and cleaning.
The main crafty task I accomplished was one I had been putting off for a while. See, several years back I gifted my cousin with this fun, fuzzy necklace.

Here's a closer look at the fabric beads wrapped in fun yarn and wire.

A few months back, my cousin (who lives MANY hours away, but visits often) requested that I make some matching earrings. Since I made the necklace so VERY long ago, I wasn't sure of the process I had used to make the fabric for the beads. [I could tell there was some metallic paint and a particular stamp, but have NO IDEA how I went about getting those onto the fabric.] In any case, I broke down this week and just did it. Hopefully, they're close enough and Cindy will like them.

I'm just glad I got a chance to get some pictures of the necklace before I give it back to her. I guess I made it before I was documenting my creations.

On another note, today is Bead Table Wednesday (BTW) and a chance for me to share with you some of my work in progress.
Bead Table Wednesday


The remnants of working on my Bead Soup Blog Party piece.

Random unfinished projects I picked up to work on during a limited amount of craft time.
My living room project. I'm calling them "Shabby Rings"


In addition, I listed a new bracelet in the shop yesterday. I just love the metallic sheen of the shrink plastic focal. You can almost tell in the pictures that this piece seems to glow from within.
Retro Rectangles Bracelet

Speaking of Etsy, yesterday I was featured in a beautiful treasury. All of the Etsians included in this treasury are from the Alabama Accents Team. Very Cool!

'Color Pops' by atutudes

Featuring Items with pops of turquoise, yellow and hot pink


Silk lavender sache...
$8.00

Atutudes Ice Cream ...
$31.95

Octeal 6x9 Original...
$25.00

Sunny Days Earrings
$17.00

Hot Pink Mum Post E...
$7.00

Nina top and swing ...
$40.00

Yellow Elephant Pil...
$32.00

Heart Topknot Dog B...
$3.50

Love Necklace
$14.00

Bright Beauty Neckl...
$25.00

Pink Lotus Flower S...
$20.00

2 Yellow Grosgrain ...
$2.00

SALE SALE embellish...
$5.80

Hot Pink, Turquoise...
$18.00

Blue Skies Necklace...
$15.00
Treasury tool is sponsored by Lazzia.com.


Since Valentine's Day is fast approaching I figured I'd share some Valentine crafts with you.
I still haven't had my lightbulb moment about what to make Pat yet for V-day, so if you've got any projects or ideas you're working on, feel free to share them with all of us!!

4 comments:

  1. I'm impressed you were able to make earrings to match. I always think I'll be able to recreate something later, but sometimes it is hard to remember what you did the first time around. I should take notes while I create, but that just doesn't sound appealing!

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  2. Oh Michelle, you're so right. Taking notes doesn't sound like much fun.

    What's even worse is I couldn't remember what the necklace looked like. That's why she had to bring it in town to me, so I could see it and study it.

    I'm sure I found the directions to make the fabric/beads somewhere and probably have it saved, but who knows where. So much for organization!

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  3. I think that it would be cool to take the scratch off idea and make a Valentine's lottery ticket.

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  4. Ben - That's EXACTLY what I was thinking and it could say something like "You've WON. . Me over!" Or "You've Won my heart"
    LOL, corny but cute!

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