Quick jewellery make

I’ve been absent for a while I know. Christmas present making and organising kinda took my time up. And I know I should have taken done piccies of things I made but I didn’t manage everything. So, I am starting this year afresh with projects. I have decided to tackle my UFO stash and so, today, made a start with my beading stash. I feel very productive today.

I have recently finished a necklace that has been sitting there for a while. I got the pendant about 3 years ago from a very talented glassy lady and beaded around it about 18 months ago but hadn’t got round to doing the rope. And now it’s finished – a pretty asymmetrical piece. What do you think?
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Also today I finished some earrings that I have been meaning to do since I saw these very cute fimo beads in an amazing package I got from another jewellery blog. Let me tell you about this blog……Operation Tackle That Bead Stash! It’s probably one of the reasons my stash has actually grown rather than diminished. And my tutorial stash has got huge. There are so many talented jewellery designers on there and you just haveĀ to make everything.

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Bias binding epiphany

So, I needed some binding to put on my refashion men’s jumper. I had the perfect fabric – a zany, eclectic, psychedelic, very 60’s looking fabric. It would look perfect against the grey knit material.

So I looked into making my own and came across a continuous strip method – I would get so bored so quickly sewing all those itty bits together – I looked at several different youtube videos and just couldn’t understand how you sewed the thing together. Then I came upon this YouTube video by Iona. This seems like a much easier way of cutting longer strips and therefore less stitching. So I gave it a go and it worked. yay

I have a 1″ bias strip maker and in my fabric went. I cant remember what this fabric is but it had a massive resistance to the iron. It took ages to crease up nicely – which is great if you’re wearing a garment I guess but no so great when you’re making tape.

Anyway, here is the finished product.

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Now to attach it to my jumper.

I can’t believe I have a whole world of creativity at my hands in this gorgeous tape. I wanna bias bind everything now!