{5} Wire Wrapping and Jewelry Making

So today I took up a new hobby. Wire wrapping. If you don’t go all out and just get the supplies at Walmart it is pretty cheap. We already had a bunch of polished rocks that my boyfriend bought for my son at Hobbytown in a 25¢ machine. I plan to go to one of the local stores around here and get some crystals or glass beads to work with.

Anyhow, thanks to pinterest and youtube I have learned a few methods and techniques. You can follow my pinterest board of other people’s pins, or the board for my own work!

Here are all the things I made today.

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To sum it all up, its fun and easy and I really enjoyed doing it. I plan to make a lot more things. I have some items for sale on my facebook page. Check out the albums to find them.

Definitely more to come!

Much love, until next time!

{4} Dreamcatchers

I love dreamcatchers. I always have since I was little. When I was on pinterest I found some really cute crocheted ones. So of course I had to try it. Though since the photo I found was good enough I didn’t look for a pattern, just counted their stitches and wrote it down.

Here are the two that I made.

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Here is the one I took the design from.

Retrieved from Pinterest.

Retrieved from Pinterest.

They were super easy. I am selling them in my etsy as soon as its back up and running, but also off my facebook for $20 each. Feel free to message me if you are interested, I can make them in any color combination.

Until next time, much love!

{3} Hand Dyeing Cotton Yarn

My sister-in-law used to dye her yarn, and I always wanted to but I didn’t like using cotton yarn back then. Now I have decided that when all my acrylic is gone I am going to go strictly cotton. Tonight I decided to dye some yarn. I made 3 hanks of white yarn each weighing 2oz, since that’s the weight of the cotton yarn I usually buy.

I found a video tutorial on dyeing cotton yarn with Tulip tie-dye kits. So, I started this project. I made a ball of Teal, left it in for 4 hours to get a light color, a ball of Coral, left that one in for 4 hours also to get a peachy color. The last one I did was a gradient of Red, green and yellow. Lately I have been really into rasta stuff, so I decided to make my own gradient and see how it turns out.

I made the mistake of untying the teal one when it was wet and trying to dry it. The coral one I left tied and it still was a little tangled. Though the teal one I spent a literal two hours untangling.

 

Here is the final product! I am going to sell custom hand dyed yarns in my shop as soon as I get enough colors to photograph them all.

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Then I immediately dyed the rest of my white yarn. I plan to upload more photos as soon as the others are done.

Much love, until next time!