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Tuesday, August 12, 2014


I made this trio of necklaces several years ago. I like the simplicity of the single teardrop crystal on a thin chain, but I didn't like the execution, so I remade it. I'm much happier with the result.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Crystal Earrings

I made these crystal heart earrings years ago, but never posted them or listed them for sale. I'm still not sure why. They're are well made and fashionable. I think they will do a lot to upgrade any casual everyday look.

The Butterfly Loops were made today on a whim.  I had these loops just laying around from a previously failed project and the butterflies kept winking at me, so I had to do something about it. I think they'll be great for butterfly lovers as a summer treat. Both pairs are made with Swarovski crystals and Sterling silver.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sweatshirt Mod

I bought this sweatshirt years ago at Old Navy. I love the off-shoulder neckline and the bat wing sleeves. So you can imagine how heart broken I was, when I spilled something on it and it stained. I've had this Afro Girl stencil for a while, but never used it. I bought it with the Obama stencil at Stencil1. I tried positioning the stencil to cover the stain, and not sit too low. I had to consider how my big boobs would distort the stencil.  The positioning looks really low in the picture, but it's perfect when I wear it. The matte grey parts are where I added the glitter. I'm very happy with it.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ski Hats

I haven't been on the bench since last months Iolite bracelet. I've been getting myself organized for school, which opened January 12th. I haven't stopped knitting. Mainly because it calms me and helps me focus. The Scrappy hat was originally for my nephew's Ricky's birthday, but I made it too big and had to start a new one. It's a fun, quick and easy pattern. My challenge was of course the sizing, but also the color arrangement and fiber care. Ricky's mom doesn't have time to hand wash, so I was lucky to have a large stash of different color Mission Falls 1824 superwash. It's perfect for this pattern.

Adult size

Kid size

I don't know which color to choose for the pom pon yet. And yes, the outside Christmas decorations are still up, but all put away on the inside.