I have been enjoying some fun crafting the past couple of weeks. After the grueling ridiculousness that was Christmas and Hanukkah, I forgot how fun it could be. First up was a custom order for one of my best customers (not my mom this time).
I actually made her two of these that match. They're bead clusters, and she and I have been collaborating on some little pieces to dress up jewelry she already has. It's a lot of fun.
My second crafting love (after jewelry, of course) is crocheting. I haven't made anything that'll blow your mind, but I've been very much enjoying making little washcloths. I love working with Lily's Sugar'n Cream yarn. It's 100% cotton, and it's very soft and durable. Here's a work in progress:
My goal is to start selling them soon alongside the body scrubs I'm working on. No pictures of them yet, but I look forward to posting some results soon.
And finally, I was in the mood to make a giant Alice in Wonderland ring to match a pendant I received in a swap. I had a bunch of Sir John Tenniel illustrations glued to clear marbles that I was making into magnets. I ran out of magnets, though, so there's about a dozen just waiting to be transformed. I realized the pendant -- of Alice holding the pig, formerly a baby -- was the same as one of my unfinished magnets, so I took out my super-strength glue and a ring blank. Voila!
It only looks big. It's actually massive! I could take a backtalker down with this thing. Not that I would . . .
Anyway, I hope this quenches your thirst for creativity. I hope to post my decoupaged picture frame and some body scrubs very soon. Have a happy hump day, and enjoy the Lost premiere tonight!