Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Now for the other supplies:
A & B were from an assortment at Michael's...Bead Boutique. Not an expensive set but gave me the purple color I wanted to accent the bracelet. (Pink is shown in the picture as I used all I had to make the bracelet.) Need 4 of each kind.
C: Above the clasp and below the cross-Clasp(1 set), Cross-Need 1
D: Silver glass beads. Act as spacers to give some definition to the pearls and other beads.
E: Pearls( not real this time, maybe when she is older:) Need: 10
F: Crimp beads- This is what you put on to keep the wire in place at the end of each side of the bracelet. You use the crimper to "smash" the bead. Need 2
Finally the "silver" alphabet beads: I choose "silver" but they do come in "gold" and white with black letters. The less expensive ones come in packages with all letters mixed. If you are buying real sterling or silver you can purchase the individual letters. I have only seen these online.
Measure desired length plus 3-4 inches. Slide crimp bead then wire through one side of clasp. I prefer to start with the smaller piece as it is easier to handle the larger one at the end. Now thread it back through the crimp bead, push the crimp bead up as close to the clasp as possible and crimp with the crimper. Congratulations, you're on your way to a beautiful gift!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
On my way to try out these beauties on the diningroom table... doesn't look too hard and I do have an assortment of napkins just crying out to be used.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Even though these are listed on EBay from $20-$25 I found them at Tuesday Morning and Marshalls for approximately $6.00. I was looking for something to send to two elderly relatives who are in the middle stages of Alzheimer's. At 80+ years old what can you possibly send to a loved one for their birthday. Finally I decided the sense of touch is so strong and soothing I wanted something "SOFT" and were these ever. I made a little card to go with it about sending a hug and both of them now take them to bed each night in addition to holding them in their lap during the day. They were so soft it was hard to send them on their way! Don't forget to take off the baby tag!