Lots of Little Things

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Good intentions, but not enough time at  home or energy in the evenings to blog more than I have been at the moment. But creativity is not suffering! Here’s something new – a necklace:

Tamdoll Necklace

I found a strand of pink stones in my bead stash & was inspired to add similar clear and white stone chips to coordinate. (that’s the “Lots of Little Things” in the post title- a bazillion beads!) The color seemed very summery and light, so I knew I wanted them to look delicate when worn – even though they were stone. Nylon thread strung with various stone/glass beads & then I crocheted 3 strands, slipping beads on at varying lengths.  I knotted the 3 strands together and connected them through cone findings – never used those before! I added some glue for good measure inside, hoping that it remains sturdy – that thread was pretty fine.  I picked up 22 gauge wire to create my own eye pin at the top (“Necessity is the mother of invention"!”) – some clasps to finish & I made a new necklace! Gifted & well received already, so I think I did a good job.

I’ve also been working on some new Scrabble tile necklaces – found a new resin & loving it!… will update on those next week. Finished one of my toe-up knit socks, hoping to stave off “second-sock syndrome” to make a complete pair. (“Lots” of projects in progress, too.) Seems like I’ve also seen a lot of movies this summer – my favorite so far is Marvel’s The Avengers – have you seen it? Loved it & even want to see it again. Reading a whole bunch & appreciate so much that I can borrow library books on my Kindle! I’m a big fan of paper books, but carrying around 900+ pages isn’t my favorite – just downloaded 1Q84 & will start that shortly.

When I remember, I turn on a podcast to listen to when I’m working – having the computer next to me makes it easy & sometimes they are very inspiring:

  • CraftyPod is awesome, I just subscribed to support her – been listening to CraftyPod forever and always enjoy them.
  • Notes from the Voodoo Lounge is a new one to me and I really liked what I’ve been listening to so far.
  • Not a podcast, but one of the sites that opens in my browser each day - Team EcoEtsy blog. The articles are well done & relevant. I’m a member of the Team & haven’t been active lately, but I’m always checking in to see what’s new!

Do you have a favorite or new podcast? Share! (Leave a comment here). You don’t need an ipod to listen, just an internet connection.

4 comments:

  1. Looks like you've been busy. The necklace does look very delicate, but pretty delicate. I'm surprised you did not keep it for yourself. I have received a giveaway prize and it involves resin. I've yet to try it.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the Podcasts! I don't ever think to listen to Podcasts, but I know that there are so many great ones out there.

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  3. Love the necklace! The colors and the delicate feel are perfect together!
    Glad you've had time to be creative lately :)

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  4. Thanks!

    Here’s two more podcasts that I have enjoyed recently – http://2knitlitchicks.com/ & http://craftsanity.com/.

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