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I have been a crafter of all sorts for many years, and really love working with Paper and Threads. I am loving the design work I am doing now. I really seem to be getting back into my "art", even if I am doing it by computer now, instead of actually getting dirty while drawing. ;-) I have been avid about Thread Arts since I was a kid, learning to Crochet at 7, then Knit, Embroider, Needle Lace and finally Needle Tat. I love to design as well and am looking forward to taking the Needle Tatting that further step as well.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Traveling Jewelry Box

If you read my other blogs, you will know that I am in the process of moving.  I am moving to a town that has public transportation, so I'm working out ways to carry my finished works in smaller containers so I don't have so much to carry all at one time.  Here is my solution to all of the finished jewelry that I have done.  I will be taking this around to several of the boutiques to see if I can put some of my jewelry with them, plus doing different craft shows (there are a lot more there than around here!)  I won't be able to start out taking them to the Farmers Market though...they are only looking for food/produce vendors there.

For those of you who want to make your own earring hangers, here is a photo of mine.
I used an 8x10" frame, 14 count plastic canvas, square wooden dowels and an eye hook to hang it on the wall.  I used a glue called Liquid Fusion to between the canvas and the frame, then small wire brads to hold the wood over the top of the canvas (all on the back of the frame).  Screwed in the eye at the center of the top and hang on the wall.  This frame will hold LOTS of earrings.....depending on the style and size.  If you have a lot of Euro-clasp earrings, they won't work with this as-is, but if you weave a thin ribbon through the holes of the plastic canvas, you will give yourself places to hang them as well.

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