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No I'm not that stupid!

The title refers to this weeks decluttering, as the first two items are credit cards. Cut up and put in the bin, I have not used them for years now, and don't intend to. As far as I'm concerned, if I can't afford it I'm not buying it. I obviously didn't take pictures beforehand, as I would just invite fraudsters. The other items this week are:


A dreamcatcher I got from the Isle of Wight. I loved it, but unfortunately in twisting it around I snapped it and rendered it useless. In the bin.



A gypsy skirt. Not worn for a year or so and I prefer the 50's style ones now, so it's off to the charity shop.


A lace top. I don't think it suits me, so it's going to the charity shop.


A London T shirt. Never worn, don't really like the boxy shape, so to the charity shop it goes.


A blue lace top. I've had a bit of wear from this over the years but it's size 6, and I am most definitely not. To the charity shop it goes!

Next item up, and it's back to the crafting. I have made a 21st birthday card. I decided to go traditional, and bring back something that's not been used for a while. The 21st key! 


The key is grungeboard, painted silver. The 21 was actually a 27 that I cut to make into a 1. It was painted gold with perfect pearls. The background was embossed, with a green layer behind, which matches the bow. (The bow was made from a freebie die from a magazine- it's amazing!)


I've also been making some jewelry, using some of the Beadhaul boxes and some things from my stash.


These are hoop earrings. You take the wire out of the hoop, thread on some beads, then close it up and add a hook. I also added a metal star charm to each, to give it a little something extra.


Similar to the star ones, with the addition of some mini gold dice charms that I got from a shop ages ago.

The other thing I made was a necklace. I have had an owl charm (huge) for ages and I wanted to do something with it. I made a wire nest charm with wire (obviously) and a trio of golden pearls that I've had for ages. 


Once that was finished (there are some great tutorials online if you want to make a nest necklace yourself.) I used the coconut beads from a previous box, and some blue beads from a different box, to make a necklace. I used clam clasps for the first time to trap the wire, using a seed bead on each one to secure it, before attaching the clasp needed to close the necklace.  


So there you go - busy week! The new Beadhaul box should be here by the end of the month so more jewelry will be on the way soon. For now, I have some other things to make, and some big things to declutter next week, so see you then!
Ems

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Even my cute little Sauron!

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I love Lindy's sprays - they call them magical for a reason!





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