Jewelry Television (jtv.com) has a jewelry making show called Jewel School. They sell materials, and tools and demonstrate techniques. They air three shows per week in their network
You can also watch their shows on Facebook Live. If you do, you can post comments and questions for the show hosts while they are on air. You can also chat with other viewers.
One group of viewers formed a club, the Beady Bunch. I am a member, and so are 800+ other folks, mostly women who make jewelry.Being a Beady Bunch member and recent Jewel School happenings have put some added excitement and comaraderie in my life!
around my bowl cozy. It’s still a mess, but I guess it’s okay to slop tomato soup on.
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 got the mailbox finished just in time!
I found this garland of knitted caps at Michael’s and knew I had to have them for Mama’s House!
They were 50% off, too!
I think they’ll stay up year-round.
This morning, I gave my granddaughter the leg warmers I made her. Forget ballet, tomorrow, she had to wear them to school, today!
I made the pattern, myself. It’s very simple. I thought she would get the most wear out of a stretchy knit, so I decided on a K2, P2 rib stitch. I have lots of pale pink sport weight yarn from knitting newborn caps for the local hospital. I used that yarn and my usual size 4, 9 inch bamboo knitting needles. I knit a gauge, and knew I’d need a multiple of 4 stitches. I settled on 48 to give me close to 4 inches in width. I did a long tail cast on, and “knit 2, purled 2” across. I repeated until I had 6 inches of fabric. I cast off in pattern. I knitted a second, matching piece and stitched them both closed, lengthwise. using the mattress stitch.
The 4×6 inch tubes were just right for little beginning ballet legs! The rib stitch will let them expand as she grows. My granddaughter has requested a second pair from a variegated yarn called, “Easter Basket, from the Baby Jacuards Collection by Bernat. I am working on them, now!
My friend, Laura, and I rode off into the sunset after a good afternoon of craft shopping in Statesville, NC.
…for the guest room. I didn’t realize I had selected a fabric by Tim Holtz until I cut the selvage away. That figures! I buy a lot of his products.
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!