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I can't feel my hands....

I'm reminded now, as I look at my hands, of Penny in TBBT as she attempts to make jewellry, and ends up with nothing but glue on her hands. This is what my hands look like right now, as if each finger has grown a sticky little coat. Shows I've been busy though!

Start off as always with the declutter. Here are this weeks items.



An old insurance policy. Definitely not needed any more so it's gone in the bin.



My university lecture print outs. I have to admit, this one was hard. It was finally admitting to myself that that part of my life was over. Still, I ended up screwing up my courage and throwing them away. 


A perfume sampler. Didn't really like this one, I think it's aimed at teens. Bin.

A Sherlock Holmes museum pen set. I got this when I went to London and I'm ashamed to say I've never used it. I'm giving it to a charity shop where hopefully it will catch the eye of a fledgling writer.

An embossing folder. Came free with a magazine but it's not the type that I use so it's going to charity.

A flower die. I tried using this but I'm kack handed. Got the Tim Holtz spiral ones instead now so charity shop.

A Flower Bigz die. I actually got this for free when I had to go back to Hobbycraft when my Big Shot had pieces missing. It hasn't been used much, and I have better ones, so it's going to a charity shop.

Next, onto the crafts. I won't post my stitching progress as there hasn't been much.

This is what I was saying about mixing and matching Beadhaul boxes. The coconut beads are from the last one but the skulls are from a previous one (Lady Fury I think) and so are the black beads. Simple necklace and bracelet, perfect for guys. 




Two bracelets, using lobster clasps, green shell beads, and flowers. I started by stringing a large bead onto wire, then putting both ends through the flower, so it was at the centre of the bracelet, before threading the green beads on, and finishing with a lobster clasp. 




A pair of charm bracelets now. I used some spare chain I had, the fish connector bead, a head pin with some arrow head beads on it cos I thought they looked like scales, then the conch shell, seahorse and palm tree added as charms.



Finally, and the reason I'm all gluey, I've made my christmas cards. I decided to go all elegant this year, and use some stuff I've not used before. I started off by embossing trees onto the left hand side of the card, then a sentiment embossing folder on the right. Then I added a strip of paper between the two, and made some fancy bows to add to the strip. Simple but effective (took hours though!)



So that's this week's crafts. There will hopefully be more next week as I'm on holiday, so free to stitch/craft as much as my heart desires. Already got more ideas for jewellry.
Happy crafting
Ems

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