Now that the holidays are over and I’m back home, the blog is back up. I need to get moving with some new projects! Here’s something from a little while back:
A couple months ago, some of the ladies and I went to paint pottery. They have SO MANY items for painting, it’s tough to choose what to do. But if I can’t decide what to paint, my go-to is pendants and beads. So this time, I chose 4 large beads and used white, shades of gray, and black paint.
Here’s a pic of me with my freshly-painted beads (using a super smart technique I learned from the lovely people at Art From the Heart Cafe – put the beads onto the ends of paint brushes for easy maneuvering).
And several weeks later, once I remembered that I wanted to use the beads to make a few Christmas gifts, I went back to pick them up.
Here’s what I crafted using the beads and upcycled tshirt material!
One for one sis-in-law:
One for my other sis-in-law:
A couple items that will be up for sale soon on Etsy (necklace and bracelet):
And, of course, one for me!
I love using the upcycled tshirt for bracelets like these. It’s just stretchy enough that the bracelet is a little flexible, so they can fit almost any wrist size. They’re bulky but super lightweight. And they’re perfect for layering with other bangles!
I will update this post with links to those two items that will be for sale, once I have a few spare minutes. Happy New Year!!