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!
Featuring Items with pops of turquoise, yellow and hot pink
Silk lavender sache...
Atutudes Ice Cream ...
Octeal 6x9 Original...
Sunny Days Earrings
Hot Pink Mum Post E...
Nina top and swing ...
Yellow Elephant Pil...
Heart Topknot Dog B...
Bright Beauty Neckl...
Pink Lotus Flower S...
2 Yellow Grosgrain ...
SALE SALE embellish...
Hot Pink, Turquoise...
Blue Skies Necklace...
Since Valentine's Day is fast approaching I figured I'd share some Valentine crafts with you.
- Here's the first of MANY Valentine's Day printables. I love the 1st one on this link with the homemade crayon heart!
- Heart shaped bird feeder
- Scratch-off Valentine cards - these are so very cool, I might actually make some of these.
- Download and print these super cute Valentines
- Printable Valentine poster and some suggestions on how to use it.
- How do I love thee? Printable cards