The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

— Richard Bach

Tag Archives: beads

Terrible Things

I’ve been a bit preoccupied with other Things lately.  A friend was in a bad car accident and remains in a partial coma after more than 3 weeks (as does his fiance); and another friend’s child is severely ill (HLH, … Continue reading

Things #19 and #20: Bracelets and Revelation

Things #19 and #20 are bracelets made from very old linen, beads from a vintage necklace, and memory wire. This time, I’ve decided to share the love via a tutorial.  I stuck the tutorial on the Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose portion … Continue reading

Thing #18: Ball Chain Bracelet

I am going through a short phase of bracelet-addiction thanks, mainly, to the aforementioned (previous post) blog, HonestlyWTF.  This time, I was inspired by their ball chain bracelet tutorial and a mistaken yard sale purchase. I thought I was buying … Continue reading

Thing #17: Hex Nut Bracelet

One of my favorite blogs (which happens to have one of the best blog names I’ve seen), HonestlyWTF, recently posted a tutorial for making a hex nut bracelet. You should really check it out.  While there, subscribe to the blog’s … Continue reading

A Productive Weekend, However Thingless

It’s been a slow couple of days for Things, but I’ve gotten a lot of other projects done. Charging Station I drew up the plans for this several weeks ago and finally finished it.  It has a pocket for my … Continue reading

Thing #9: Glass, Wooden Buttons, Beads, Wire

Between the completion of Things 7 and 9, I also started a few more “Things” and created two drawings for my cousin’s (okay my first-cousin-once-removed’s) wedding invitations.  So, I’m not sure that this is technically Thing #9.  However, I’m calling … Continue reading

I Break for Sparklies

I found this cute skirt at Bearly Worn (the store at 4926 has had to close, so everything is at 4908 now)… …and I needed a necklace to go with it (it matches better than it appears…).  So, I took … Continue reading