I’m tired of waiting for my mini tassels to get here, so I decided to try to make one. I gathered 2 pieces of 26 gauge wire, a plastic knife, and a skein of good old DMC embroidery thread #321, Christmas red.
I wrapped the thread around the handle of the knife until it looked right, 5 or 6 times.
I slipped a piece of wire under one edge of the wrap and gave it a twist. I slipped the thread over onto one blade of my sewing scissors. I clipped the thread and used the other wire to wrap around the top of the tassel.
After a lot more twisting and trimming and mashing, looping and attaching, I was done with one tassel, and I believe that’s enough!
I’m playing a game with myself. I can’t start any new jewelry project until I finish two old ones. That way, many years from now, I’ll catch up!
This red bracelet is patterned after the one Candie Cooper taught us at the JTV Experience. I’m making it for myself. I’ve ordered tiny tassels to put on the ends. They’ve not arrived so I can’t consider it finished. I guess I’ll need to finish something else’s in it’s place, before I start something new. There’s always a kumicord to work on…
My polymer clay experiment has baked for 24 hours and has still not hardened in the middle. More about this later.
Here’s the first homemade soup of the season in the first bowl cozy I made. I need to find the tutorial and make some more!
I think I’m on to something adding tassels to my Asian inspired necklaces!
I found little brass blanks I can use to add a pendant loop to the back of my bamboo edged pendant frames:
A little E6000 and a little dry time:
A tassel and a jump ring and I’m in business!
The black tassel is by Bead Landing via Michael’s. The gold one is from a supplier I found on eBay. I will have to favorite them, because it is beautiful and was nicely packaged.
The black and gold necklace is in my shop. So is the blue, but I’ll need to update it! (Since I just did!)
Here are the beautiful enameled pieces I bought with the trunk show dollars I won from Anne Gardanne:They are awesome!
Laura’s lovely lariat made with leather, assorted beads, sewing charms and a Mardi Gras stone heart:(She also made the quilt in the background!)
And here she is!When Laura Sheaffer and I get together, we like to party, and by party, I mean create!
I shipped this necklace to a customer who has a P.O. box at my same zip code. I took it to the post office, thinking it would never leave the building. Wrong!
That could’ve been true if I’d put stamps on it! Because I bought postage at the post office, my package had to go to the processing center. Instead of getting her necklace, today, my customer will get it tomorrow.
Currently, anything under 4oz. mails for $3.50 or 7 stamps. Why didn’t I just buy a book of stamps on the spot? Laura thought of that, but she was in the car. Next time!