Sunday, November 05, 2006

I Needed Another Obsessive Hobby


Yesterday I finally took a class at The Bead Bin. It's another one of those things I've been wanting to do for a long time but never actually sign up for. This was an earring making class. It was two hours long and I learned the correct way to turn a loop which means I can now make dangly earrings and lot of other stuff.
This morning the girl and I went to the craft store to get some paint for the volcano she is making for a science project. (Yes, it's going to explode and everything.) While we were there I decided to pick up some things to make stitch markers with. I've been a knitting fanatic for years, but I've never used nice stitch markers. It's always cut off pieces of straws or leftover yarn from some other project. I made these markers while eating lunch. (I have no patience.) I had to use whatever pliers I could find in my tool box so the loops aren't very nice, but for a few bucks I'm quite pleased with the result.

5 comments:

Maria P. said...

Pretty!

Bob said...

Cool! I always think that place looks like it has lobster tanks in the front window when you walk by it at night.

Anonymous said...

Those are pretty! I've been toying with the idea of taking a jewelry making class lately. Been making necklaces, but I'd really like to learn to make earrings to go along with them.

Pam said...

Thanks for the compliment, Zee. Earrings (and stitch markers) were suprisingly easy to make and are probably as close to instant gratification in crafting as it gets. I'd like to make necklaces too, but it could take me years to actually choose the beads I'd use to do it. I spent 15 minutes picking out 6 beads for earrings!

Pam said...

Ack. Faast on the trigger finger this morning. Maria P, thank you, too!