Yo-Yo Flower Pins

I cut the fabric for these and made one up. I’m not crazy about these. But since I cut the fabric and got everything prepared, I went ahead and finished them up. Maybe someone will like them.

FlowerYoyoPinsThey are made out of hand dyed rayon velvet and cotton batik fabric. I backed them with wool felt flowers.

Published in: on October 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm  Comments Off on Yo-Yo Flower Pins  
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One More Kokeshi Doll Bead Necklace

I used a black silk ribbon on this one. I made the glass end caps and button clasp to make the length of the necklace adjustable. These buttons work out well and don’t slide around but can be moved easily.


Published in: on September 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm  Comments Off on One More Kokeshi Doll Bead Necklace  
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Yoyo Flower Slap Bracelets

I got five more bracelets done. They are really easy and fun to wear.

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The slap bracelets are covered with fabric, then I add a yoyo flower that is made out of fabric and/or ribbon. The reason all of them are on the purple side is because I bought a silk fabric pack as I wasn’t planning on making more than one for myself. It turned out so cute that I thought I’d make a few to sell.

Published in: on July 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm  Comments Off on Yoyo Flower Slap Bracelets  
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Blue Flower Pin

Here’s another flower pin I just finished. It’s got vintage velvet ribbon on the bottom and Japanese silk fabric on the top.


Kind of plain but looks great on prints. There is also a little loop so the flower can be strung on cording or whatever.

Published in: on June 26, 2013 at 9:41 pm  Comments Off on Blue Flower Pin  
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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:



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.

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.


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



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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