Growing up I spent many hours watching my mother cook and do other creative activities. One thing she did over and over was say “Oh! This looks great! Especially if I change this and this…” Just ask her, she rarely cooks a recipe exactly how its written and many of her crafting projects end up individualized as well! I have inherited this trait from my mother. There are some craft projects and techniques where I end up following the exact pattern the first time, but I usually change at least the colors involved!
My mother-in-law has long term loaned me this book.
There are a lot of projects in here that I’ve been dying to try – but I’ve been trying REALLY hard to be a good girl and not spend the money on them. Well – I realized the other day that for some of the projects I just needed the write diameter of wire – so I picked up a spool when I was buying some seed beads. Last night, I sat down to create!
I was learning how to make a closed spiral. Now none of these patterns are designed to be used in earrings, but when has that ever stopped me? I saw these and I was instantly like “ooo…if I added some crystal and put it on an earring wire….”
Here’s the results :
I also started playing around, just trying to get the feel for the wire, and came up with this!