Thursday, November 25, 2010
I had signed up for a Christmas swap of white and bling, and decided to make key rings with fabric beads.
So I gathered together strips of cotton, white yarns, white and clear beady things, glue, and shishkabob sticks, and proceeded to wrap the cotton strips onto the sticks, sealing with some glue. ( note to self: use less glue next time)
Once dry, I wrapped the cotton with yarn.
Looking kind of ....cute, don't you think? All fuzzy and stuff........
Then I stitched beads into the wrappings on the sticks to secure and firm up the bead.
After a fair bit of yanking and twisting, (note to self: use less glue next time!) I removed two of the beaded beads, and added a bit of tatting done in a white and metallic thread.
What do you think?
Well, I thought they looked like some crazy space amoeba. ..........Cute, but a little weird.
Maybe it would work.
I sought another opinion.
DH said they were okay, but.....all those little tat loops would catch on everything, wouldn't they? Catch and pull. Snag and tug.
Maybe not the best design having three of those beads dangling on a key chain.
Well, another great plan shot down.
Back to the 'drawing board'.
Here's hoping all your plans are good ones.
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz