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I'm back!

Back from holiday, and back to crafting again! I've had a lovely holiday, would recommend the Isle of Wight to anybody, but it's back to work tomorrow so I thought I'd take the opportunity to do a little crafting before it's back to reality.

I dug into the new Beadhaul box (itching to do that when I was on holiday) to make a few items. The first was some hot air balloon earrings. Easy enough to make, I used two of the yellow beads and one blue bead on an eyepin, then attached the hook earrings and balloon charms.

 
The second item was a necklace. I loved the bunting necklace on the tutorial but wanted to tie it into the earrings. The solution was using beads on head pins to go between each flag.


 
I will say that the flags were a bitch to put on. The jump rings were not working for me at all and they kept falling off. Got there eventually.
 
Finally I used the velvet necklace, and the clock connector charm. Connector charms are not traditionally used this way but I'm not exactly traditional! I attached head pins with Japanese beaded glass to make a few chains, adding my last butterfly charm to one. I then attached the purple zig zag charm, with a bird from my stash at the bottom.


 
So there you go, three items to make up for being off for a little while. I also did a little shopping while on holiday (doesn't count if you're on holiday right?) so I have a few more crafting supplies to use.
 
Happy crafting
Ems

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