This year, we reserved a table and have set out on a mission to create enough crafts that we won't look foolish. The good news is it means we regularly schedule time to get together. Take this past weekend for example. We decided to spend the day together at Stacy's house and craft to our heart's content.
Armed with yarn, beads, scraps of paper, and all 5 Twilight movies, we were ready to go. Stacy knitted some beautiful scarves while I made magnets and jewelry. As we crafted, we made fun of Kristen Stewart's horrible acting, really awful graphics, and poorly chosen wigs and laughed at how much we love these cheesy movies! Here are photos from my projects:
First, the jewelry....my goal has been to try and use up many of the thousands and thousands of beads I have from various projects.
|I love pearls and bracelets are my favorite piece of jewelry. |
This seems nearly perfect.
|A charm bracelet with pinks and purples. I have to say making all those|
little charms took longer than I thought they would.
|Another bracelet. I took random red and clear beds, made bead units,|
and strung three strands together with a lobster clasp.
|Moving away from bracelets. . . I'm new to making earrings.|
They seem really easy but maybe too easy. Going to have to try a design
|A necklace....the bottom part is two strands of pearls with Swarovski crystals|
as spacers, then it goes into single strands of smaller pearls. I'd wear this.
Now to my magnets...as a scrapbooker, I have TONS of leftover pieces of cute paper that I have a hard time parting with. I stumbled across a blog that explained how to use those scraps to create cute magnets and pendants (I wanted to make the pendants but couldn't find the squares locally so I went with magnets). Again, I tried to buy as little as possible. The paper came from my scraps, I did buy the flat-bottom glass marbles and the E6000 glue. They turned out really cute!
Oh, one last thing....Stacy made Pioneer Woman's Berry Shortcake and you HAVE to try it. I was so busy devouring it that I didn't take a photo but it was maybe the best berry shortcake I've ever had in my life. Another plus...it was the perfect breakfast food. . . berries, orange juice, little shortcakes that look like biscuits, greek yogurt... I think I'd be happy every day if I woke up looking forward to this!