Over the weekend, I was inspired by a blog I read to get crafty and make something cool. I have spoken before about how I wish I was more creative and better at making things with my own hands - I am insanely jealous of those who are gifted in these areas. And I have tried a couple of different types of "craft/creation" things in the past - crochet, decoupage, scrapbooking to name a few. My biggest downfall? I'm not patient. And I get easily frustrated. And sometimes I'm even a little clumsy. But anyway, I found a project on this blog that sounded like something I could TOTALLY. DO. And guess what? I DID!

It was a DIY necklace project. A trend right now is combining fabric and metal in jewelry. This project showed how you could do it yourself using chain, scrap fabric and decorating beads. Basically, you take the beads and twist them into a narrow cut piece of fabric, tying a knot next to the bead, then adding another bead, tying another knot, so on and so forth, then attaching the fabric to the chain.

I went to Walmart and raided their craft department, found a couple of scraps of fabric in the scrap bin, bought some gems that you would usually put into a vase (they're not seen, so it doesn't matter what they look like) and a couple of tools. All said, I was able to make two necklaces for under $10!

The blog I read has other fun ideas too, so this might be a new thing for me, you just never know! Also related to arts/crafts - my mom and I signed up for a Spring Arts Sampler class at the park by my house - three week session that gives a taste of different mediums - sculpture, ceramics, paper making, book binding. I think it will be fun. We start that next week.

I will leave you with a picture of one of the necklaces I made, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out!!


simplicity said...

Love it!! I think I'd like to try making one too!

Gina said...

Oh that looks so awesome! I would love to try and make one too!

Jes said...

:) way to be a craftster!