I had planned on having this up earlier this week, but Brice forgot to bring the laptop home 2 days in a row. I really need to stop being lazy and get my computer fixed, but I have been so productive without it that I almost hate to get it fixed. ALMOST. But anyway, I have a mini tutorial for the Christmas garland I just made for this swap:
I don't really know if you can call it a tutorial, more of a how I did it. I did a lot of beading and I'm not very knowledgeable about that kind of thing so I am sure there is a better way to do it, but oh well, here goes:
and here are the supplies I used:
1. Glittery chipboard letters
2. silver craft wire 24 gauge
3. Bead reamer
4. All in one beading tool
5. glass beads in shades of blue
6. Store bought crystal garland-I goth this one in the cake section of Wal-Mart
7. Pretty glittery snowflake ornaments
I got all this at Wal-Mart while browsing one day and it didn't cost very much. The first thing I did was wind all the crystals on the store bought garland around the actual part of the garland. THey were made to hang down and since I was going to hang the letters and the ornaments, I didn't want them hanging down. Ok, numbered directions from here on out....
BTW, I wouldn't bead the ornaments, just wire them.
and VOILA! it was done. Afterwards I found this pretty blue stars garland in my craft area and decided to twist it around the store bought garland. It turned out well I think. I hope the recipient likes it :)
Paige has also needed some dresses for church and I got on that this week. This one is made from baby cord and butter suede and the pattern is from Ottobre 4/06. It went together well and the fit was perfect. I would definitely recommend it.
I'm working on an amigurumi Little Red Riding Hood and I can't wait to show it :)
Have a great day ya'll!