Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

January 19, 2016

More Craftie Things

Sorry I disappeared for a few days.  Winter's finally kicking in around here which sucks of course.  I was hoping for a relatively snow-free winter but we can all agree that's not gonna happen.  First big storm of the season is due this coming weekend.  I'm not a fan of snowstorms, but I'm even less of a fan of blizzards, so I'm hoping it's not going to be a blizzard.  Those are the worst.  

Continuing to get stuff off the craft table, I unearthed a plain white barrette and covered it with Guatemalan fabric, then glued on the charms.


This is the float I got up in PTown last fall, to which I added a beaded strand with little square mirrors.  It was hard to photograph.


I got this cool pendant and beaded a necklace for it.  However, it was just a bit too big for me.  I can't wear pendants this big, even though it's really pretty.  I gave it to my friend Clair.

Well the Seahawks went down in Carolina on Sunday, which sucked.  They left their A game back in Seattle.  But I made a batch of cookies anyway, last week.  

As usual, Sasquatch represents.

I also had a little resin starter kit that I got last year and didn't use.  Since I had this empty Altoids tin, the little duck and crab, I envisioned a little beach/pond type scene.  I know rubber duckies aren't found on the beach...but in the 1990s a ship dumped a container full of them into the ocean and they floated around the world, landing on beaches all over the place.  I had a hell of a time trying to get that 'grass' near the rock on the left to stand up, even though I put it in after the resin was set for a few hours.  Still need to cover the outside with paper but this is the gist.  I'd used resin for a couple of pendant molds and didn't quite have as much as I wanted for this project.




These are the pendants I made, although I need to add metal bails so that they can be strung. The paper (peace sign & pink) worked so-so.  The key & gears came out the best.  And I couldn't get the Evergreen State to stay in the middle.

At this point I have so many more craft ideas that I'm already overwhelmed and don't know where to start!  I need to seriously try to organize things so I can move ahead with my projects.

10 comments:

  1. As you know, I love those glass floats. The strands look pretty. Will they be OK in the cold? Dunno how you have time to do as much as you do.

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    1. Thanks Jo! It helps that I am a stay at home wife. lol I won't put the float outside till April, with the rest of the outside things.

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  2. You are so creative! Love the beads and the barrette. So pretty. Hells bells, might as well say I like it all because I do! ♥

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy!!!

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  3. I like the glass floats, and the ingenuity you use to create what you do. There's always something to see at your blog, thanks for showing us your work.

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  4. I'm so in love with what you did with the Altoids container, I wanna try something like that too - it won't be nearly as cute as yours, but it'll be fun. Thanks, JoJo!

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    1. Thanks Robyn! I have so many altoid tin crafts lined up that I should probably start buying them!!!

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  5. Hi Jojo! I love to see your beady-ness in this post! So pretty. The altoid tin is adorable too! Good luck with the weather this weekend. I think we are going to pretty much be clear of any significant snow - but it looks ike you may see some in your neck of Massachusetts!!!

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    1. Thanks Amy! I am DREADING this storm. I hate them. Taking the dogs out in a blizzard sucks. Ugh.

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