Fiber Flowers

I’m still waiting for my newly dyed felt to dry. It takes a long time and today turned out to be not so hot so it’s taking it’s time. In the meantime, I tried a few flowers:

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This is my first attempt. It’s about 2 inches across. I had some diecut felt flowers that I used for the back. I added a little tab so the flower can be threaded onto a hairband or ribbon.

Then, my friend gave me one of those slap bracelets so I made this:

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Two views of the same bracelet. The flower is about 1 1/2 inch across. I made a fabric sleeve and sewed the flower onto the sleeve, then inserted the slap bracelet and sewed up the end.

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Published in: on June 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm  Comments Off on Fiber Flowers  
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Two More Ladder Bracelets

Here’s the last two ladder bracelets I made. These will be the last I make before the craft show. They have been a hit this season.

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Published in: on December 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm  Comments Off on Two More Ladder Bracelets  
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Three More Ladder Bracelets

I did well and sold all the ladder bracelets I had previously made. I wanted more to sell at the next craft show so I’m making more of them. Good thing I have a stock of buttons already made up.

Hopefully I’ll be able to make a few more up before the show.

Published in: on November 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm  Comments Off on Three More Ladder Bracelets  
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Two Ladder Bracelets

I’ve been making bracelets like crazy this week. I made two more double ladder bracelets with glass buttons.

One has jasper round beads and the other uses yellow moss jasper beads.

Published in: on November 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm  Comments Off on Two Ladder Bracelets  
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Couple of Buttons, Couple of Big Hole Beads

Everything comes in twos this time. I made a couple of buttons for my friend:

The are going with the spacer beads I made in a previous post.

And a couple of big hole beads for a Pandora bracelet:

These have silver leaf in them to give them some sparkle.

 

Published in: on August 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm  Comments Off on Couple of Buttons, Couple of Big Hole Beads  
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New Set Of Beads

Of course I can’t go a weekend without making beads. I’m cleaning up all my short ends of glass again and I made these simple encased beads.

And I couldn’t go without making a few buttons. I’m still working on flower implosions.

Published in: on July 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm  Comments Off on New Set Of Beads  
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Three More Little People and Some Buttons

Okay, this is it on the little people figures. They are fun but I don’t have the time to play around right now. I need to be making things that I can sell at the next craft show.

And I’ve finally made enough buttons for the button swap that I joined. I only need 10 for the swap but I must have about 30 of them left. Some aren’t so nice, others I don’t want to part with. Here’s the ones I made this weekend.

More floral implosions. I’m still working on the petals and the left one doesn’t show up that well. It’s the frit I used on the back of it. I think I’m getting better with the petals. Still need practice but I’m getting there.

Some more striped buttons. I really like making these in all different colors.

 

Published in: on July 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm  Comments Off on Three More Little People and Some Buttons  
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More Buttons

I thought I was done making buttons but decided to spend another day making them so I have a good number of them for the button swap I joined. Still working on the flower implosions and other buttons.

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I’m still trying to figure out how to control the flower implosion so they turn out centered and looking like flowers. I still need lots of practice. Guess I’ll be making more tonight.

Published in: on July 5, 2012 at 8:35 am  Comments Off on More Buttons  
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Implosions Are Challenging

I’m still messing with flower implosions. They sure are challenging. The dot ones are simple and fairly easy. I’m having a harder time with more complex flowers. The petals don’t always go where I want them too. I’m trying to manipulate the petals during the implosion so I have more control over how the come out.

I wish I could get the stamens to stand up more. Still trying to figure that out too. So you’ll be seeing more buttons for a while. I am working on a few other things at the same time, just haven’t take pictures yet. Wishing everyone a blessed 4th of July.

Published in: on July 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm  Comments Off on Implosions Are Challenging  
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Another Ladder Bracelet

I got an order for a ladder bracelet. I decided to use my new flower implosion button on it. I used a bunch of leftover semi-precious gemstone beads from previous bracelets I’ve made. I thought about doing them in some kind of order or pattern but went with the easiest way – to mix them all up.

Published in: on July 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm  Comments Off on Another Ladder Bracelet  
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