Saturday, December 30, 2017

Craft Along with GIY: Screw the Rules!

Hey, readers.  Hope you all had a good Put Holiday that You Celebrate Here.  The month of December is coming to a close.  You know that means.  Time to share my latest project for this month's Craft Along with GIY theme.

This month's theme is Anything Goes.  That pretty much means participants can create whatever they want without having to follow a specific theme.  Last month, my brother took me to the craft store and treated me to a few things for my birthday.  I ended up getting a bottle of white fabric paint (not glitter paint that drys clear), some necklace cords and these cute pendants.

Along with a cross pendant that I already had in my possession, I turned them into necklaces.

For the fairy pendant, I used a roped necklace cord that I also already had in my possession from a previous purchase.  For the unicorn one, I used one of the cords that I recently got from Hobby Lobby.  What I really liked about the cord was that it was covered in a velvet-like fabric.

Due to the textures of the cords, these necklaces were one and done.  No further embellishment was needed.  However, I wasn't really satisfied with how the cross necklace and rose cameo necklace looked.  For the cross necklace, I tried running a split ring through the small hole at the top of it so that I could fit it through the cord.  After I got the split ring through, I saw that it got stretched out due to how thick the cross was.

So, I removed the ring and replaced it with a new one and an earring hook that I fit through the hole and wrapped around it self.  Not bad for my first attempt at wire wrapping.  Probably not that clear in the picture, but all of that work resulted in some of the silver plating chipping off and exposing the copper underneath.  I was not pleased.

I ditched the earring hook idea and went with silver wire and spacing beads instead.

Then, I ran one half of a toggle clasp through it.

The end result.

Success!  Now, onto the rose cameo necklace.  I ditched the necklace cord all together and went with eye pins and beads.

After I was done with the necklace, I went ahead and made a pair of earrings to go with it.

Another success!.  Til next time.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Liebster Award 2017

Hey, readers.  I was nominated by BlackKitty for the Liebster Award.  Thanks for the nomination.  Catnip's in the mail. XD

The Official Rules of the Liebster Award
If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

    1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog in your post.
      2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
        3. Answer questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
          4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
            5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.
              6. Create a new list of questions for the bloggers to answer.
                7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.)
                  8. Once you have written and published it, you then have to inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

                  Q and A time!
                  1. What is your happiest memory?
                  A: I haven't a clue.

                  2. Who or what inspires you?
                  A: I usually get inspiration from other blogs or sites that peak my interests.

                  3. Do you play, have you ever played or would you like to play a musical instrument? (Voice counts.)
                  A: From 6th to 8th grade, I played the saxophone.

                  4. Do you have a special talent or two?
                  A: I'm pretty good at making jewelry.

                  5. What is your biggest accomplishment?
                  A: Creating this blog.

                  6. What parts of the world would you like to visit?
                  A: Hmm, don't know.  Canada maybe.

                  7. What is your favorite song at the moment?
                  A: This cover of the Goth Kids Song from South Park.

                  8. What qualities do you look for in people?
                  A: Kindness, a weird factor, good sense of humor and open-mindedness.

                  9. What do you like to do when the power is out?
                  A: Play a card game or color.

                  10. What are your favorite flowers?
                  A: Roses.

                  11. Is there anything you'd like to change about yourself?  If yes, what?
                  A: No comment.

                  11 Random Facts About Myself
                  1. I snore.
                  2. I have seasonal allergies.
                  3. Candy corn, peeps, andes and swedish fish are my favorite kinds of candy.
                  4. My favorite dessert is cheesecake topped with strawberries.
                  5. I have a hard time socializing with other people.
                  6. My all-time favorite show is Daria.
                  7. I wear glasses.
                  8. I sometimes eat breakfast food for dinner.
                  9. I like to binge-watch videos on youtube.
                  10. I'm a night owl.
                  11. Sometimes, I can be a bit nitpicky about certain things.

                  I Tag

                  My Questions for You
                  1. What is the name of your favorite band?
                  2. What do you like to do when you have free time?
                  3. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?
                  4. What's your favorite TV show?
                  5. Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
                  6. What's your favorite article of clothing to wear?
                  7. Day or night?
                  8. What's your favorite movie quote?
                  9. Halloween or Christmas?
                  10. Who would win in a fight?  Emily the Strange or Dr. Strange?