I finally made one! Remember the video I shared on Feb. 4? Here’s my first attempt:
The quilts I use as slipcovers in Mama’s living room came tied in a long bias strip of fabric. I used it to wrap the wire base of this bangle.
The video called for Aileen’s Tacky Glue, but mine was so old, it had dried to a solid bottle of rubber. I used Modpodge for Fabric and did not like the way it felt when dry. I wrapped the wire a second time and just used the Modpodge on the underside of the fabric. Much better!
A little bird kept it all in place while it dried!
The fabric strip was colorful, but flat, and dull. I added a very shiny, bright purple ribbon with a metallic edge.
After I wrapped that around and secured it, I followed with a variety of tiny coordinated beads strung on 26 gauge copper wire. I swirled the ends and used those swirls to attach it to itself. Finished fun!
On a Saturday night (should be song lyrics!)
We made memory wire bracelets:
My turquoise chips were easy, but Laura had to work hard reaming her freshwater pearls:
I have been searching for this video! I thought I’d added it to my playlists.
I found the floral wire at Dollar Tree, and I am looking forward to making some of these!
I put together a simple chain necklace for Barbie. I hope she doesn’t look like a rapper!
to go with that white and gold belt, don’t you think?
This choker is made with white pearl seed beads and a small wine glass charm ring.
I am going to put a drop of clear glue on the last bead to hold them all in place.
I took a new batch of necklaces and bracelets to the Quilt Square Girls in West Jefferson, NC, on Saturday. My friend, Laura, and I visited their shop and some others. We waited for a table at Black Jack’s Pub & Grill. Their burgers are worth it! You can smell them grilling all over town!
I am making jewelry exclusively for the Quilt Square Girls in West Jefferson, NC!
The quilt Square Girls, Syndi (above) and Renee, specialize in Barn Quilts, and they have made over 1000! Laura and I wandered into their shop one day, and Syndi spotted one of my necklaces that Laura was wearing. “Can you make those for us,” she asked? I could, and I did!
The lavender one sold the first day! I am having the best time making these!
Well, yes, I admit it. I don’t do macramé, but I love knots. Celtic, Chinese, Nautical! Here’s an extreme example of Chinese knotting that I’ll probably never achieve. I do want to learn some simpler knots, especially to make with my kumihimo cords. I started a new Pinterest board, today, “Lots of Knots.” Come visit!
I love Czech glass buttons, and I love vintage brass filigrees. Now, I am obsessed with putting them together. More to come!