You’re getting a double-shot from me because I was kinda crafty this weekend.
First up on the program: Jewelry
A friend came to me with a necklace that she had been given as a gift. Although she loved the person who gave it to her, she didn’t love the necklace. Too chunky. Not an animal print gal.
So, with her input I changed her necklace into this…
As you can see, she was quite happy with it 🙂 (I should have taken a “before” picture, but I’m a dunder-head and didn’t think of it then).
Last on the list: Paper Crafting
I was inspired by a challenge for a Facebook Group. We were supposed to make a fall CARD using the colors burnt orange, sky blue and sunshine yellow. I emphasize the word “card” because I didn’t catch that part when I did mine. I made a cute wall-hanging.
I love it! I just printed a cute pumpkin that I found online, colored it (with colored pencils) and then glittered the swirlies. I mounted it on some brown cardstock, layerd with a sunshine yellow patterned paper and “live, laugh, love” in light blue. I love that phrase, “Live, Laugh, Love”…you may see MANY more projects with that in it. As well as “dream”, “imagine”, etc.
But there you have it. Slow increases in DW’s crafty mojo. 🙂
I’m inspired by various concepts in Math and Science and I’m always looking for ways incorporate these two subjects into my crafting. This time the focus was on Triangles.
Geometry was one of my favorite subjects in high school. I faintly remember the lesson on determining triangle congruence with rules such as Side-Angle-Side (SAS) and Angle-Side-Angle (ASA). In taking a peek on pinterest, I found that the triangle is not quite as popular as the Circle, with its splendid evenness, but it’s shown quite often as a tattoo, there is a yoga pose named after it, it makes an appearance as some really cool art, and it’s there in its simplicity as the focus for jewelry.
Here I crafted a simple necklace to show a little admiration for the triangle.
Two was the magic number for this project of eyeglass lanyards for my mother-in-law.
I created a double loop secured with two strands of fishing line for extra strength. I used seeds and 3mm crystals because I wanted something classy and small enough so there weren’t any huge beads swinging at the side of her head all day. Hopefully they are a good color match for her red and blue pairs of glasses.
I always have a blast creating beaded projects or anything crafty for that matter. What’s even more exciting for me is this fairly decent (non-Instagram) photo I created with my crappy cell phone camera. My flash wouldn’t work for some reason so I couldn’t get the light that I needed, but with a few adjustments I got a photo that’s clear and bright enough to see the beads and I was even able to add my blog’s copyright text. AND it doesn’t look like its straight out of the 1970’s with that muted-color, grainy filter that’s so popular.
“A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.” -Denis Waitley
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Cecil Beaton
“He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.” -William Congreve
“If you have integrity—nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity—nothing else matters.” -Evelle J. Younger
Quotes are always great for inspiration and motivation for you to get where you want to be and become the person you want to be, but do you ever wonder about the people who say these great words of wisdom? You might be surprised at what you find out, but should those findings sway you to think differently about the message? If the words move you, then simply meditate on that.
For those of you that don’t know…FO=Finished Object
My interest in sewing came out of nowhere back in the 90’s. The first pattern that I ever purchased was a simple wrap skirt. I never did finish it because my grandmother’s sewing machine kept eating up the thread and I didn’t have a clue on how to fix it. Instead, a local fabric store offered sewing classes and I chose to make a long wool skirt with a slit up to the knee. Fancy, huh? One thing I clearly remember about it was that I accidentally sewed the lining in backwards. I was too happy to complete a project to bother with fixing it so, needless to say, the skirt was never worn.
Sock knitting: You either hate it or you love it. And after knitting these socks I found that sock knitting is definitely for me.
My first finished necklace has since been disassembled, so I’ll share a different necklace as my Last FO.