Karla Krafts

This is where I log craft projects, ideas, products, materials and sources including links. I'll also document sources of inspiration. I love crafts, including knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, stained glass crafting and others. My specialties were knitted baby caps and glycerin soaps I call "Gemsoaps." Now, I'm into embroidery and beading.

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Location: Millers Creek, North Carolina, United States

I am a retired science teacher who loves creative endeavors. I love to learn. I love to laugh and make people laugh. I am married to a wonderful man and have one beautiful, brilliant daughter. My first grandson was born 2/17/2010!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Way Past Time!

I also spent a little time yesterday packing up summer clothes. Here's a jewelry set I made to take to the beach. The components are from Michael's Shoreline collection.I can't take credit for the necklace design, I found it on their website. I changed it by using the longer chain and doubling a section and securing it with a jump ring. I have scrawny wrists so all I had to do for the bracelet was add a jump ring and lobster clasp. The earrings were another matter, and you can see I've misplaced one (I hope it's in a suitcase!) I wanted small, dangly ones, so I took apart a huge toggle clasp that was part of the collection. The beads were wired around the toggle, and I just clipped the wire. (Happily, I think the toggle looks better without the beads and I can still use it. I'll see if I can find it and photograph it. ) Three beads on a headpin, a little twisting and attaching , and I was done!

I'd love to leave this out, maybe for a winter trip to Key West, but the chances of that happening this year are scrawny, like my wrists!

PS: Whoo Hooo! 'found my other earring! 11/8/11



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