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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cat Ear Headband

This is a cat ear headband that I made for my sister.  I look so cute in it though.  Here are some other views of the ears before I put them on the headband.

The first image is the front of the ear that I made by using a pink yarn by lion brand and the second picture is of the back of the ear that I made using Caron Simply Soft in black.

It was fairly easy to achieve the shape of the ear and the lining to connect the front and back was just a single crochet chain along the edges of the two ears. Then I connected them to a headband made of double crochet by stitching it with a tapestry needle.

I hope you all will experiment making one for yourself it was quite fun and very quick.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Re-Furb Bracelet

Well I finished my first refurbished piece of jewelry.  I unfortunately got excited and ripped all the beads off of my un-worn jewelry before even thinking about getting before pictures.  So I guess from now on you will only get to see the afters.  Here is my first attempt at a revamp.

Here is a full shot of the bracelet.

Here is a close up of the tie.

Here you can see the ribbon woven in and out through the beads, and can also see how pretty the design is on the beads.

All I used was old beads, some hair ribbon, and a tapestry needle and some thick elastic thread.  Anyone can do this project and I encourage you to.  It is a way to spice up your old jewelry and make it feel like new.  And everyone likes new jewelry!  The beauty of this is, when your just not feeling it anymore you can re-furb it again and again.  YAY for craftiness!  Hope you all are inspired!
Happy Crafting

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Recycling Necklaces.

I think I am going to recycle a couple of necklaces.  I am a sucker for cheap costume jewelry but I turn around and throw them away when they start to turn my neck green.  However I was thinking... I can save the beads and make ribbon necklaces out of them.  I have some ribbon and some beads from a pretty wire  necklace i bought this past winter and I think I am going to make a necklace similar to this:

I have some beautiful organza that would be perfect!

Also if I can find some big beads I may make this.

I hope you all will experiment with freecycling your old tarnished jewelry it could end up being gorgeous!  Let me know if you try it I would love to see your creations!  I will post as soon as I am finished with mine!
Happy Crafting Everyone!