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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Belly Button Bling



One day, I woke up with an urge to make belly button bling. And so I did. Here are the first three. On the second two, the clear bead in the middle is a swarovski crystal. The first bling is made from beads given to me by a beading friend. 


When I get a few more of these, I'll put some in the etsy store. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Playing With Crochet


I had ordered some "hurt" books from Interweave Press including 101 Crochet Stitches. Out of the 101 stitches, about 97 are new to me, including the one above. I started playing with crochet and started thinking. What if I took some of the cotton crochet thread and dyed it? What if I made something of crochet ad dyed it? I can see me doing lots of playing with crochet and crochet thread in the coming weeks. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mezuzah Covers

If you like the ceramic mezuzah covers listed below (keep scrolling, they are down a bit of a ways), please click on the title for this post and you'll be magically taken to my etsy store where you'll find mezuzah covers for sale. 


If clicking on the title of this post doesn't work, paste the following into your browser: 


http://www.etsy.com/shop/DebThuman?ref=top_trail

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The 9th Star Appliqued on Background Fabric


I was going to use the same fancy stitch to applique all the stars onto the background fabric. Now, I think I'm going to use a different stitch each time. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Can't The Mail Come Any Faster?

I ordered some "hurt" books from Interweave - crocheting and beading. The books haven't arrived yet. 

I ordered some soap stamps that were on sale. I want to use them both on soap and on clay. They haven't arrived yet. 

My earring display racks, which should clear up the earring mess on my dresser, are shipped, but they haven't arrived yet. 

I ordered Crocs on sale, but they haven't arrived yet. 

A set of sewing machine needs from Nancy's Notions has been shipped, but it hasn't arrived yet. 

All these wonderful things coming to me in the mail, and nothing has arrived. 

Sigh. It's so hard to be patient. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Latest Bead Work In Progress

Spiny Oyster and they will be earrings when they are finished. 

Denim Lapiz. I used blue delicas to make the transition between the iridescent beads and the very small white beads. 

Ocean Jasper ready to be strung. 

Ocean Jasper, but I can't figure out if I want the bead to be oriented this way, or to have it the way the one above is. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mezuzah I've Made































































Some of the ceramic mezuzot I've made.