I've been telling my friend Sarah, over at Present Expression that we need to get together so she can show me some of the tricks of the trade. You see, I love making earrings and being crafty, but her craftiness level is well beyond mine. She is super inspiring. My husband is away this weekend, and I found myself extremely BORED last night. Me and the dogs. Woohoo! What fun. So, I happened to post something on my facebook about being so incredibly bored. Within minutes, Sarah had posted back...''Up for being creative?" I was so excited! So of course, I jumped on the opportunity, and over I went.
She loves to make yo-yo's and most of you probably know what they are. Well, I had never made one before, so that was where I wanted to start. She has so much cool vintage fabric after collecting over the years. Ah, so envious! But, its awesome. I ended up creating a yo-yo necklace for myself. She had some little shoe-string's knitted. We added on the jewelry connections, we found the best place for the yo-yo to go....and sewed it on. ALL by hand, I might add ;) Then, we found the weight to be a little much, so I added on some beading to make it just perfect. You like? I do. She has inspired me. So, now...I will be out treasure hunting for the next 5 years looking for old chains, ugly earrings, vintage fabric, and anything else I can get my hands on. I may come out smelling musty, but I'll get myself some fabulous finds. (i'm hoping!)