Over the last couple of days, I've finished a couple of long overdue crafts, and made one new one.
I was given these beads for Christmas 2 years ago, but couldn't quite figure out the perfect thing to make with them, since there were just thismuch too few to make a necklace on their own, and I couldn't find the right beads to mix them with. Then I saw something, I can't even remember what, that made this flash into my head. I was going to the Stitches and Craft Show that day, and happened to find the perfect red coral beads, and I already had the other parts, so I was SET! I love it so much. I have no idea what the green stones are, and google isn't being much help, either.
I owe a set of the orange and green hairpins I made ages ago, but I am SO late in sending them, I made another little set to add to the box.
This was for a 1920's swap that I was supposed to finish months ago. :( I moved in the middle of the swap unexpectedly, and never quite got back to it. I haven't joined any swaps anywhere, until I finally make good on this one.
It's a little hardcover notebook....I couldn't quite figure out how I wanted to bind it, and all the options that I saw didn't quite work with how I wanted to do it, so I ended up just drilling holes and threading ribbon through. When I had the ribbon in, I had it hanging on a loop, and it just seemed better to leave it that way...it's odd, but I like it. :p It's a print of an Erte poster, on a piece cut from a printed red paper bag, backed with Japanese washi paper. The inside of the covers are covered with a thick cream silk paper. The paper itself is half white, and the other half red.