Really enjoying the jewelry making this summer. No threat to Tiffany's, clearly, but it's so thrilling, when someone compliments you on your adornments, to say, "thanks, I made it."
I took a one-evening class last Spring to learn to make leather and bead jewelry. I took it at the request of a friend who wanted to take it and wanted me to take it, too. It was an okay class, sparked my imagination, but paying for a class is totally unneccessary. Tutorials and videos abound on the internet and, fact: this was not that hard to do.
The juxtasposition of rugged leather and sparkly little beads really sends me. The plan was to make a double wrap but I did not estimate the beading thread accurately. Next time. The button, but of course from my bottomless stash, is an old copper National Park Service button. Pretty shnazzy.
The fun nevers ends around here. What? Oh, thank you, I made it.