Something a little different

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It seems like my stitching time has been nonexistent lately. But today my daughter wanted to do some beading (basically, stringing beads onto cord to make necklaces) and I figured that would be a great time to do some beadwork of my own. I had picked out some beautiful glass beads months ago in the hopes of making a scissors fob but never actually got around to constructing it.

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It only took a few minutes and voila! I think this turned out pretty well. It helped that I have done quite a bit of jewelry making and had the necessary equipment, like pliers and crimp beads. The lobster claw clasps that I had were not quite big enough to fit my usual pair of scissors, so I had to attach this to my pair of Hardanger “Lil Snips”. But that worked out pretty well because these scissors are so small, they are easy to lose. The beads are glass, so hopefully they won’t get chipped. I would like to get some bigger clasps (or even pretty ribbons) and make more fobs for my other scissors. The hardest part is deciding what beads to use and what order to arrange them in!

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XXX
Carrie


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dritzI am about 25% of the way done with the second side of the biscornu chart, and when I am done I will start on the over-one scissors fob. It dawned on me that I don’t have a nice pair of scissors to attach the fob to. The ones I use most often are a cheap plastic pair with blue handles that fold up. I believe they are by Dritz, because they look just like this photo. I think it will be time, once I get the fob stitched and made up, to treat myself to a nice pair of scissors. Maybe that can be my goal, something to look forward to in order to get through stitching a decent sized chart over one on 28 count!

XXX
Carrie