As an avid fan of craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Village Crafts, I have spent many hours wandering their aisles, browsing all the wares that these types of stores have to offer. It was only a matter of time before I discovered the beading and jewelry-making aisle. Before my shopping trip last week, I noticed that all beads and jewelry findings were half off at Hobby Lobby, so I searched the Net to see what I would need to make some stitch markers. I bought a ton of beads and jump rings and such while we were there, for under 10 bucks, what a steal! I also picked up a cheap set of jewelry pliers, since I didn't have anything of that nature.
Tonight I finally got around to getting all the stuff out to experiment with. The new pliers caught Hubbie's eye (he was a sheet metal specialist in the Navy) so he sat down with me to try them out. We each only made one marker, and I'm sad to say his turned out better than mine.
First beading attempt.
His is the one without the ring, and the wrapped loop he made came out great! I'm sorta jealous. It's odd because I don't think I've ever been jealous of Hubbie's crafting skills. However, metal and pliers and snips are kinda his thang, so I don't feel so bad. MY wrapped loop needs work, but I think both markers came out pretty well for first attempts. Tomorrow is my day off so I may try out some of the different colors of beads I bought. Pics to come.