Saturday, April 13, 2013

Feathered Ponytail Holder


510faa3f0b0e1_115670bThis week we scavenger hunters are searching for hair products. I came across this cute feathered pony tail holder in Katzz's Kloset. It is perfect for any occasion. In addition you can spruce up your hat or handbag, also, it is stretchable and can also be worn as a pin by attaching a pin to the back part. Take a look!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beaded Bracelet with Snap Closure


I have been experimenting with a new construction method for making beaded bracelets. One using the new method is shown at the left. The beads are weaved together using regular beading cord and then leather tabs with snaps are sewn directly to the ends of bracelet. The large 4mm cube beads used in this project lend themselves nicely to this method of adding the leather end tabs.

In the past I have made these bracelets using a stretchy bead cord and then connecting the ends together to form a closed bangle. You can read about that older style in this earlier blog post.

I used earth tones of black, white, and red clay colored beads in a geometric design. It is sometimes referred to as a modified tipi design. You can find this bracelet for sale in my artfire Sirocco’s Trading Post store.


Monday, April 8, 2013

It’s a Hairdryer


Do you remember these hairdryers from years go? Most of the home hairdryers I see today are of the hand held blow dryer type. What is convenient about the old bonnet style dryers is that once you put on the bonnet, hook up the hoses and turn it on, your hands are free to do whatever. And, when your hair is dry, the dryer folds away in a hatbox style portable case. This particular dryer is available in my curios store, Sirocco’s Curios. It is used but it works well. The brand name is Dominion. It was a popular brand in the 1970s.