My poor dining room table has been attacked. Beads, findings, feathers, fabric...you can’t even see the table top anymore. Honestly, I wish I could leave it like this all the time. I’m so much more productive when all my gear is just stroon (is stroon a word?) about, standing at ready for me to dive in and make something whenever I get a spare minute or two. We barely ever use the dining room and its got the perfect amount of table room and great window light for me to work on all my little jewelry bits. My hubby complains though. I have a craft room for crafts he says. Hes right I guess, although really there isn’t enough light or table space in my craft room to get stuff done. Its like I need a room to store all of my craft stuff, and another to make it all. Actually, if I’m being honest, the perfect house for me would consist of like 6 “work” rooms. An office for blogging, a jewelry making room with a giant table and rows of beads and findings, an art room, an interior design studio, a photography studio, and a recording studio (that ones just a bonus, my hubby always wants me to record my songs and stuff for him and I never do). Maybe someday… maybe someday I’ll pair down on my hobbies! Yeah right! 🙂 Anyway, in the meantime, the dining table will do, as long as I get her cleaned up every once and a while to please Mr. HunnyBuns.
Anyway, unfortunately for my hubby and our table, I’ve been up to quite a lot this past week or so. I’ve been having a blast making jewelry nonstop whenever the kids go down or while they’re playing by themselves.
Here are all the things I’ve made:
And heres mine, made out of an old t-shirt and wooden beads:
And heres a great tutorial on knotted fabric beading if you want to make your own.
I also saw this necklace on Anthropologie and was inspired to make my green and gray knot necklace below.
And here is my necklace using a similar technique. I used prestrung seed beads from Walmart’s craft section so it made it super quick and easy to loop them together and attach the chain to the ends. The little jewel is just a clip on earring I move around from necklace to necklace when I wanna glam it up.
I saw this on Urban Outfitters and was inspired to make my teal feather necklace below.
Heres mine. I made mine a bit different but I LIKE MINE BETTER. 😉
I also saw this tutorial on Pinterest and made a jersey necklace like it from an old shirt and wooden beads.
Thats all I have time to show you right now! But come back soon! I have TONS more! 🙂