Finding Time for Crafts

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ordinarily I don't do showing off, but I have had a really productive afternoon making some earrings and thought I'd share them.

My first job was to replicate a pair I made for my daughter as she was allergic to the metal on the original pair.
The original is this:
Which I was actually quite pleased with. Here is the replacement:

I personally don't think it's as good, by my daughter loves them and that's what matters!

The thing I enjoyed doing most, though was working with an old set of fairy lights. I sat down and pulled the plastic fittings off them so I just had the bulbs
which I worked into various designs. Here are a few of them...

My favourites are the purple caged ones. The last pair is for my middle daughter - she felt others I had made with bulbs of that shape looked like swords so requested a pair of sword earrings - not easy with the limits of what is in my boxes, but I think it looks ok. Maybe a trip to the shops tomorrow to get some more findings will yield a better result... but for now I am happy with what I achieved.

As far as making this relevant to Spark rather than an outright boast, I have had a real feel-good day today. I don't often make time for my crafting, but being focused on myself at the moment means I just reached for the craft table when I had some downtime. The result is that I am far happier this evening than usual - I need to make time to do this more often! :)
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    How lovely to see another side of you! I love your bead-storage drawers :) and well done for keeping your hands busy doing craft work.
    2107 days ago
  • LAURIE9404
    Love these! I like the idea of using the fairy lights. Clever! And it's very true that taking some time for you will really make you feel better.
    2108 days ago
    2112 days ago
    I'm impressed by your ability to do jewelry, earrings. Wow! Lovely and very creative. Have you done necklaces or bracelets? Thank you for sharing pics so that we can appreciate really appreciate them.

    2113 days ago
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