Thursday, January 30, 2014
Now that the lost needle problem has been resolved by all the beautiful decorative magnets on the market, it's time to deal with the issue of lost threaders.
I am addicted to using a threader, but because they aren't totally made of steel they keep slipping off of my magnets - pretty frustrating! I "rigged" up a Muriel threader to use with one of our new magnet frames (originally designed for the smaller magnets in my collection). I'll be test driving it this weekend during the Tony Minieri class at Family Arts Needlework - hope it really works!
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Magnets by Accoutrement, Mag Friends, Puffin & Co.
Additional bracelets from Lucky Star
If you have ever wondered what else to do with your growing magnet collection, here's an idea that's fun and functional - wear them!
These cuffs are handcrafted in the USA and are available in four different finishes - brushed nickel, chrome, copper or brass. They are adjustable, and also have a place to hang a non-magnetic scissor fob if you'd like to add a dangle.
Choose a theme for a holiday or special occasion, or go for an eclectic look with a variety of your favorite magnets and fobs - you're the designer! Wear it to class or out to dinner - the possibilities are endless.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
1088-A Sugar Skull Mask
This should be back from the finisher just in time for Halloween and Day of the Dead (fingers crossed).
The two Kanzashi flowers had to be adapted from the original instructions because of their size (these are only about 3/4" in diameter), but worked really well once I figured out how to make it happen. I must admit that they were a little difficult to do, but that is probably due to the length of my fngernails. And, a special thank you to Lisa Kessler at BeStitched for the idea of using scrapbooking brads for the flower centers!