I love looking at, trying on and buying jewelry. I don’t love wearing it. If it’s scratchy or heavy or noisy I’ll only wear it for really fancy gatherings, and there aren’t that many of those in my life.
Something that fits a little better with my lifestyle — little kids, casual clothes, on-the-go — popped up recently.
My friend Lisa and her kids were over for a playdate. While the kids were playing, we sat down with a pile of duck and washi tapes. I had a plan for a necklace. As soon as we’d gotten seated, Lisa told me “I’m not really crafty, but my sister is.” At just the moment the words were leaving her mouth she finished the fastest, cutest duck tape bracelet. (I’d like to meet her sister, too.) She added washi tape to hers that made it look beaded, but for now I’m into the simple bangle look. Looks like hammered metal to me.
These are pretty, light, flexible and totally silent. And if one of my girls runs off with them (as has happened at least half a dozen times already) it’s no biggie. Perfect! Want to see the quick and easy tutorial? You’ll find it at Crafts Unleashed.
What is Crafts Unleashed? It’s the blog for Consumer Crafts. I wish I’d known about Consumer Crafts a few years ago– when I lived over the ocean and there were no craft stores nearby. What I like about the site is that you can shop easily for all of the small craft supplies you can find a the big craft stores but are harder to find online. Even if you’re lucky enough to live close to craftsupplypalooza, if you’re like me and you walk into big craft stores and are immediately distracted and overwhelmed and forget why you came, you might like this store as a remedy to the overwhelm, too. Easier to take a break and come back, or at least have a list next to you as you shop.
I’ve joined the “Crafts Unleashed” Design Team– which means that I’ll post tutorials there a few times a month. Something new and fun and different. I’ll post here to share whenever there’s something new over there.
And in other new and fun and different news, today I’m off to the Hello Craft Summit where I’ll meet up with a crafty friend and hear Stephen Fraser, co-founder of Spoonflower as the keynote speaker. New, fun, different, yes!