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Monday, April 6, 2009

Being Crafty

I broke my New Year's resolution to scrapbook a page a week. This was actually my gift to myself this past week. I decided I could never keep it up if I felt like I was forcing myself to do it when I didn't feel inspired to make a page. It has stretched my skill & creativity but life is all about finding balance...right?

So this past week I embarked on a different creative journey of sorts. I decided to try making jewelry again. It's been years since I made anything with beads and I've only used thread before. So, being inspired by some videos on the internet, (yeah for You Tube!) I decided to make a necklace with monofilament (fishing line) and a pair of earrings to match. It went together fairly quickly but as I was working on the 3rd strand of the necklace, I decided I didn't like the technique I was using to place the beads on the line. So, being the perfectionist that I am, I took the beads off and restrung all 3 strands. It was more time consuming than I expected but I'm very happy with the result.


I am planning on going to a jewelry making class this week to learn more about stringing using wire & making wire loops. It should be fun. I have a lot of questions. Pray for the instructor...


Gretchen said...

It's funny all the things we have in common! I'm the one you found on FB from Milestone and friends with Rachel and Chad Wolff. I have recently become intrigued at the idea of making jewelry. I've never done it and ordered myself a few pieces to try it out. I still haven't done it and would love to go to a class to get some help! Where did you take the class??

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