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1.26.2010

Me & my craftie self!

Today I was itching to do something craftie.  While my little guy was sleeping I decided to do some beading.  I love those watches with the beaded bands, so a while back I bought some stuff and did some.

Then one of my favorites broke so today I fixed it and I made two more.  The only hard part for me is putting the beads together.  I want to have them funky, but I need them to be systematical.  I know I am a lot little crazy.

I wanted to show you how I do them, and you can make some too!

First off these are the tools that I use:


There is my beading board, my pliers, beads, crimping beads, claps, wire, wire cutters, rice cakes & a capri sun.   Don't you like the binky & the car keys.  I don't' know why they were all there.  I also had the one that I already made and git well so that I can measure to make sure that they are the right size.

Here is the beading board up close.  This really comes in handy.
If not they beads are rolling everywhere.


Next here is my band all laid out.  I have to mental think about how I need to put it together.  I have made a few that things where backwards and I had to redo them.  Not fun when you spent the last half hour putting them together.  Another thing, I don't' have tons of money to burn, so my beads aren't super amazing beads.  But it was what I had.

Here are the three that I got done before the little guy work up.  I also did a necklace that is really fun!  I will show you that tomorrow.



Here are some close up of the beads, I love the blue one &
can't wait to wear it!  I love the spacer.

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6 comments:

Kelly said...

Thank you so much for the sweet words about my pics!!!! I love black and white photos...and baby feet of course! These watch bands are gorgeous!!! I have never done anything with beads but have always wanted to...the blue one is amazing!!!! Happy crafting!!!!!
I think almost every pic I have taken has had a binky or some form of stuffed animal or half naked barbie in it!!! The kids have taken over my house!!! :)

Kaysi said...

Those are so cute, I really like the brown ones, I love neutral colors that you can wear with anything. Thanks for linking to the party!
Kaysi

CaSsAnDuH said...

We buy our watch faces on this weird site. They are only $3. They have a million of them. The more you buy the cheaper they get too!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

Great job!

Thanks for taking part in Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family! Don't forget to come back next week!

design_aholic said...

Oooh, I love beads. Seriously, I have three bankers boxes full of them. Once I got that beadboard, I realized what I had been missing out on. Love those watch bands!

Thanks for linking up your victory for VOTW @ Design-Aholic. Make sure to come back again, I can't wait to see what you have next!

-Amy

Heather said...

How pretty! Thank you so much for linking up to our Fabulous Friday party. Please add a link back or grab out button to attach to this post as I'd love this pretty post to be able to stay up. Thank you again & hope to see you back next Friday!
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

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