Another Hobby.

Hi guys! I’ve mentioned in past posts about how I’m into making wreaths and one day hope to make it a business, I thought I would finally share a few with you! 

I got into making wreaths a year or so ago..I think I saw some on pinterest and just went crazy. It does take a lot of practice & time to make one, thank goodness I was gifted with patience.

  1. Burlap Wreaths. I struggled with this type the most. Trying to figure out how to get the burlap through each gape in a wire wreath was tricky. I made one where I folded the burlap in half, then pulled it through each gape. It worked but you want to make sure they are even or it will look a little funky. I normally just pull the burlap straight through the gapes though without folding. I could do a more in depth tutorial later on if anyone was interested. To do the gold burlap around it, I just pinched in the middle and tied it with twine around the crossbars on the wire wreath. img_3206
  2. Deco Mesh Wreaths. These ones are pretty easy except when adding accents and stuff. You get a work wreath, some already have twists on them or you add pipe cleaners yourself. I normally just do it myself. Then you tie the end of the mesh down in a twist. To make the poofs, you form a poof and then tie it down in the next twist…and so on until you get all the way around. Then you go around the outside then tie it off when done. Adding ribbon is east, you just add them in each twist. For some I’ve added ornaments and I just glue them with hot glue. For adding signs, at the moment I use fishing line.

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I love to do! To me, it’s relaxing as well but sometimes I can get angry if it doesn’t want to work right, haha.

Chat later!

  • Liz
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A life post.

Hey guys. I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life lately and I thought I would jump on here to vent a little and just share my story.

Some of you may know I graduated from high school at 15. It’s been 3 years and I still haven’t done any much for my future. I’m undecided but I have an idea of what I would like to do. I’m 18 now and so I can finally work towards my ideas/dreams. The problem is support and pressure. Getting a job will be difficult for me. I can’t bend or twist..and I have a weight restriction do to having scoliosis and rods in my spine. College is something I’ve always dreamed about but I have my doubts. I’m not sure what I would want to go for. One thing I have gained a passion for is making wreaths. I’ve been making them off and on for a few months or so. My new dream I believe is to make a work at home business one..think that sounds right. I want to make selling wreaths my job. It’s something I can do physically and something I enjoy. I’ve always had a niche for crafting.

Like I mentioned above support and pressure is my problem with going forward. My parents 100% agree with me and just tell me to take my time and not too rush. Time goes fast enough to began with. My whole dad’s side of the family doesn’t support my idea or dream. They think I need to get my butt up and go get a ‘real’ job. They put a lot pressure and put me down a lot. I don’t want to over do my back..because the last thing I want is a ton of pain everyday. I can only do what I am capable right? that’s what I think. I just want to work at pursuing my dream..but without support, especially from family it’s difficult.

I’m not going to let it get me down anymore though. I’m going to pursue it. One day I’ll prove them wrong..that you don’t have to go get a ‘real’ job because owning your own business is a real job. And if it doesn’t work out, I’ll plan a backup plan but I’m going to shoot for the stars.

Never let anyone get you down..if your shooting for something go for it! There’s no reason to let someone tell you, you can’t. Believe in yourself, you know what you can do and what your capable of.

I just needed to vent and while doing so I hope I uplifted some you! Stay positive when doing anything even when times get tough.

Chat later!

  • Liz

Making Polymer Clay Beads..

Hey guys! I just thought I would share one of my favorite hobbies with you all. I got into polymer clay a few years ago while watching youtube videos. I started off by making different clay charms..from food to animals all sorts. I ended up getting tired of making charms because I had so many and I ran out of ideas.

Anyway, I started making beads! Of course they are simple to make but hard on your hands. I just sit and roll circles in different colors. Sometimes I mix colors to make unique ones too. I have made a bunch of different necklaces with them. I’ll share a few below.

I have found out that rolling/making beads has been a relaxing technique for me..if I have a bad day I come home and roll beads and just relax while doing something I love.

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You can buy polymer clay and any craft store even Walmart..but I prefer the brand Sculpey it is good quality and the price is around $2. The clay you can buy at Walmart is good quality for a beginner..and that is around $1.

To make the beads you will also need a bead reamer to make the hole for a string. Everything to make them is pretty simple!

 

Chat later!

  • Liz

 

A New Hobby!

I decided to try out a new hobby of making necklaces. I’m starting out easy and then I’m hoping to make must-strand ones with different lengths etc.

I wanted to share a few necklaces that I’ve made in the past few weeks and months. I get all my supplies from craft stores near me.

3 Strand Necklaces: I’ve made 5 of these with a variety of different colors as you can see. They are pretty easy to make like I said before. I normally turn on a tv show and sit and string beads for 2 hours or more. I normally end up buying 2-3 different colors to pair together to make a necklace. I end up half the container..not sure exactly how many beads exactly or the ounces.

4 Strand Necklace: This is the only one of made with 4 strands to me I prefer an odd number for necklaces, not sure why. I had extra turquoise but not enough to make a 5 strand so I ended up with 4!

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I just wanted to share my new hobby with you all and hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of my recent work.

Have a great day!

  • Liz