Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dots make our world happy!

Hello, my dear crafty friends! Irit is here and this  is my second  post as RRR guest designer for January. I already made cards, an altered bag and a box. So today I am going to show you simple and lovely projects that can even be made with kids (10 years old girls will love it a lot).

All you need is this gorgeous Swiss Dots Bright Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon, wooden spools- small and one medium, tacky double sided tape, some old beads and some jewelry bases.

Let's begin with a necklace.

This is what we call "tie a knot" beading and you need about 3 yards of the hemp – I used the thin one from Bamboo Cord Multi Weight Set as some of the beads have small holes only.

Fold your hemp in half and make a knot, then begin to add beads and make it totally random. Add one bead over the double string and then add one on one string only, make another knot and so on. But now, as you can see, the most colorful part of this project is those covered with dotted ribbon wooden spools. The size on the small spools is just perfect for the ribbon width in this collection. Use your ScoreTape to add small bits of ribbons and add more beads until the necklace is done. Tie the ends and your necklace is ready.
Now for the hair clips. I used this wooden clips base, but you can make it from polymer clay, paper clay or use the old piece you already have. This time use stronger glue (kind of jewelry making one) and add 3 strips of your dotted ribbon over it. Now cover the big wooden spool with 3 different dotted ribbons (the size is just perfect for full 3 ribbons to cover it all) and glue the spool over the clips. Add the metal base with the same strong glue and your hair clip is done.

And as I still had a lot of ribbons and some small spools I decided to make this dash pin using the metal base (can be bought in every craft store).

I wrapped 2 small spools and glued them over the metal base (use strong glue) and then added a small bow over it for this fancy look.

So, as I said, even small kids can do it, but please be careful with glues (those are not kid safe glues after all) and with a pin (just cover it with a cover before they begin).

Product list:

Really Reasonable Ribbon:
Swiss Dots Bright Assortment
Bamboo Cord Multi Weight set
Glue: 1/4'' Score tape
French clips
Wooden spools: Maya Road
Clips, pin: craft store
Other: Beads

Hope you like my project for today and see you next time with  my Make your Bow maker tutorial.


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