Tag Archives: Handcrafted Beads

Beaddiction

16 Mar

I know I promised to give up the beads.  I know.  I KNOW.  But I just wanted to try one more thing.

 

What if I CROCHET the beads???

It started off well…

Things were actually going pretty good for a while.

 

SFSG!

Then a thing happened.

Then another thing happened.

 

mrow?

Then I realized…

…Fail beads are fail. (I know, I know… the Storm Trooper is a bit of a stretch, but Google thought he was a great example of an Epic Fail).

Sorry, beads.  I give up.  For now…

 

Happy Beads are Happy!

28 Feb

So, what’s a girl to do with a whole bunch of sentimentally important beads she recently cut out of their hempy, hippie homes?

WHY, make wine glass charms, of course!

…can’t make wine glass charms without a *little* bit of crochet…

And the best part?  These little bad boys are hinged, so they’re easy to remove!

(Why, yes, OBVIOUSLY I had to drink a bit of wine while I made them…)

And, because I never, EVER get carried away, I absolutely did NOT go digging through my craft supplies for more beads, which I ABSOLUTELY did not turn into more wine glass charms.  Nope.  Not even a little bit.

 

these beads used to be a bracelet...

 

I removed this butterfly from an anklet to make it bracelet-sized. Let's face it... grown ups don't wear anklets, either.

 

these guys are from The Bead Mine in Pittsburgh... gosh, I miss Pittsburgh.

AAAAAnywho, no more sad comments, okay friends?  I have now upcycled, repurposed, and otherwise transformed my very favorite beady beads into functional, pretty, *way* more adult-ish type things.  YAY!

Pinot Noir, anyone?  =)