February’s Beaded Bracelets

So the thought came across my mind that I should try to do a craft fair.  A friend had posted on Facebook that there would be one close to her home at the end of March.  Not sure I’d be ready by then as I need to do a little more research on how to collect payment, how many items to bring, pricing, etc.  If you have any helpful advice and have experience doing craft fairs, would love to read about it.  Just post a comment below.

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Here are the new bead combos I put together this weekend.

If you’d like to place an order, see price list in the post below this one (http://leasanders.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/januarys-beaded-bracelets-and-price-list/).  If you order in the next few days (stateside), you can get them by Valentine’s Day. =)

January’s beaded bracelets and price list

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So, I’ve decided that I will try to make new bracelets each month–even if it is just one or two (or a dozen)!  A high school classmate contacted me last week after she saw posts of several bracelets (see bottom of this post for those projects) that I made for family and placed an order. =)  Not knowing what she would like, I put these combinations together.  Hopefully she’ll like them.

Happy to take custom orders!  I take payment by Paypal and ship via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate (approximately $7.70 for a small box).

Price List:

  • Single strand beaded bracelets  $20 (extra if more expensive beads used)
  • Double strand beaded bracelets $30 (extra if more expensive beads used)
  • Chainmaille with or without beads start at $25 (Please do a search on chainmaille on my blog so you can see what I’m talking about.)

Here are the bracelets I made for family (green garnet, tourmaline, lapis lazuli and hematite).

Happy 2014!

It is a new year and I refreshed my blog with a new theme.  Out with the old red and black Twilight theme and on to something a little lighter (though you can still see my old Twilight projects in the right margin).  I hope to share and post more this year.  I plan to do more jewelry projects and papercrafts (time willing) throughout 2014.

Here are a few pictures from a calendar I completed just today for my mom.  It is filled with pictures from 2013.

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~ 2014 Calendar Month JPEGs

Just got around to finishing the 2014 months.  Get started on your 2014 calendar gifts before the holidays sneak up on us!  If you would like the editable Excel version, please leave me a message in the comments below with your email address.   Appreciate a a post if you use my JPEGs.  Thanks!

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To download full-size graphics, double-click on each month to expand.  Right-click and save to your computer.

 

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~ Baby Girl Book

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A sweet baby girl project I made for my co-worker, Matt.  He hasn’t seen it yet–it is a surprise!  {{{sshhhh…}}} =)

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Supplies:

  • Zutter – 8″ acrylic covers, 1.25″ white o-wire
  • K&Company – patterned paper
  • DCWV – textured cardstock
  • Jolee’s – duck embellishment
  • Recollections – word embellishments

 

~ Retirement Book for Our Admiral

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Alas, all good things come to an end.  Our big boss will be leaving us for the leisurely life of retirement.  This is a project I made for the office to add the their well-wishes for RDML David Boone.  The pages are covered in a combination of desert and chocolate chip cookie camo, Washington D.C. and Navy-themed patterned papers.  The retirement ceremony is on April 12, so I fixed the clock hands at 4:12.  Not sure anyone will that subtle details but we’ll see. =)

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Supplies:

  • Zutter – 1″ antique brass O-wire
  • 7Gypsies – book boards, metal corners
  • Tim Holtz – various metal embellishments
  • We R Memory Keepers – extra large eyelets
  • Bazzill Basics – textured cardstock
  • Wausau Paper – gold cardstock
  • Art Parts – chipboard frame
  • Scrapbook Customs, Paper House, Sugar Tree, Creative Imaginations – patterned paper
  • Scrapbook Customs – cardstock stickers, die cuts
  • Recollections – epoxy alpha stickers
  • Ranger – gold acrylic paint