When one addiction meets another addiction

This was a fortunate get together of interests: Sea glass and crochet. 🙂

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And presto! (New addiction part 2)

I researched for ideas on what to do with sea glass, and the idea that I liked the most, and that didn’t involve drilling glass (a science that I am yet to try, let alone master), was to wrap wire around the glass pebbles to make glass pendants.

This video from the Potomac Bead Company was really helpful, so I’ll share it here in case anyone ever wants to give this a try:

sea glass pendant tutorial

And here’s a photo of my end result:

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I have no idea if the wire rusts, I bought it in a Chinese store and they have a nasty habit of not translating anything -.- . But hey, I’ll wear one for a week or two and see what happens.

I am VERY happy with the results I got. Like, stupidly happy that from one simple thing came something that makes me so happy. Yay for sea glass!

My first crochet ring :D

Quite easy to make and very cute!

It’s been slow on the crochet front because I decided to try to make a blanket, and that lead to some tendinitis, and that lead to me to altering my crochet hook so I’d feel better (and it worked! Yay for my boyfriend for having such a great idea, yay for tape and yay for toilet paper (I might make an entry about my altered hook one of these days, quite clever!)).

Here’s my new ring! :

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Playing with leftovers

Here at the shop, over the years (about 60 years), my grandfather has accumulated a ridiculous amount of stones, beads and whatnots from unwanted client pieces, leftovers from commissions and so on. He’s been complaining about the business and how he can make ends meet.

I remembered watching this really simple tutorial on how to make bracelets with a wire and a crochet hook and thought that maybe I could help out not only by making more stuff to sell but also to get rid of all of those endless bits n’ bobs.

I showed him this, made it on  really weak wire I found (I guess nylon thread would do too). Could be a pretty bracelet I guess. He’s good at putting on the finishing bits like the clasps. He seemed to like it, some maybe who knows, maybe I am about to learn a bit more about making bracelets with a crochet hook, something more elaborate than this (or not, simplicity is also good):

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