That said, I'm sure that it is immensely satisfying to make both the beads and the jewellery. I would like one day to do the whole thing, from making my own lampwork beads or semi-precious beads through to making the jewellery. I found learning how to do the findings quite easy - I googled it. It was fiddly but only took a couple of days to master, perhaps because I am short-sighted and have very good fine motor skills in my hands that require very little strength.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 170 x 3. Current Deadlift: 220 x 3
I knit and sew (including recently taking up quilting) and do paper crafts (mostly cards, but sometimes scrapbooking).
I've got a whole crafting/cooking blog - modernishhomemaker.blogspot.com if you want to check out some of my projects. It's been a while since I have finished something new though, between finishing my masters, getting a new job and moving - plus fall and winter are just generally my more productive times for those type of projects, since I want to enjoy the outdoors in the spring and summer.
I am currently finishing up 3 scarves though. One of which will be part of a set including hand warmers and cabled boot toppers (like a half a leg warmer, that you can flip over the top of your boots or let it poke out to look like knee socks but without the bulk). And my next big projects are curtains for the new place and an idea I had for a flannel fall quilt.
Healthy Bucket List:
- Summit all of Colorado's 14-ers
- Hike the Appalachian Trail
- Do a real pull-up
- Run a 5k
- Be "Hot For Training Camp"
Check out my journey at Outdoor Amy's Blog.
I do as many forms of needlework as I can learn, lacemaking of several varieties, spinning, weaving, dying threads, pewtercasting, lampwork, stone and bone carving and some metal work. Pretty much anything I can get instructions to and try. I do historical re-enactment and have aquired quite a few hobbies and classes there. I like starting from the ground up and making things to the finished product. On the historical hobbies I also do nalbinding and tablet weaving. I have three kids, two girls and a boy so I can dress them nicely and make all kinds of baubles for them to play with or decorate themselves with. My brain is an ADD squirrel on crack(no real drugs) and if I don't do something to keep it busy I start climbing the walls.