Today we made a start on the festive crafting list I put together the other week. A friend found me some cheap metal bangles on eBay which I duly purchased and had a quick play with. This was my first go at a crocheted hoop, partly inspired by MollieMakes Magazine and partly from my Christmas Pinterest board. I was quite pleased with it, but need to make some refinements.
Today we had a go at modifying the dreamcatcher idea to make something more Christmassy. We used festive colours of wool, wound on to knitters bobbins for ease and then made the basic shape; most of us then added bells and ribbon in various combinations. They look absolutely gorgeous; they are ideal on the light twigs, but would look good on a tree too I think.
That’s a few of the bangles used up anyway 🙂
The next craft was done using memory wire, the type you make bangles out of. We cut one coil, leaving some overlap and threaded combinations of beads, beads and buttons on to them. The buttons came partly from Nes Arnold, but mostly from this excellent eBay shop and the beads have come from an assortment of places, not least The Bead Shop Scotland.
I think these look really effective, particularly the rainbow ones which have such a Mexican, jolly feel to them.
We experimented with the top of these a bit. We tried masking tape to hold the wire, then settled on double sided tape. We tried wrapping the ribbon around the wire and I think that will work, but it needs soft ribbon than the glittery stuff we had. They look scrumptious though 🙂