Sunday, June 18, 2006

New materials

Some friends talked me into going to a gem show yesterday and A gave me a budget for buying new materials there so we have new stuff to work with. It was mainly pearls and gemstone beads, but I did get some Karen Hill Tribe silver beads, sheet silver woven into a diamond shaped bead. It's made me a bit more excited about making jewelry which is good since we have a show in August. Hopefully I can get some more of the pictures to post from A.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Book thongs

No, it's not uncomfortable underwear for your books, it's actually a style of bookmark.

As you can see above they are pretty simple things to make. You take a length of cord, tie a charm on one end, string around a inch worth of beads on that end of the cord, knot it, and then do the same on the other end. The big advantage is that it's very difficult to pull these out of a book.

Friday, June 02, 2006

New bird toy project

A has asked me to try to make foot toys for the birds. Foot toys are smaller so they shouldn't be too hard to make and the materials will go further. I'm going to wait until we've done the big shopping trip this weekend and then I'll start looking at getting the materials ordered. I also need to order fabric for a new underdress for A. I think it may a busy month. I'll try to post pictures of course.