Thursday, 20 March 2014

What could you make from a beaded car seat cover?

Well I don't know what YOU would make but here's what I made a while ago.

Someone gave me one of those seat covers that are made from plastic fishing wire (whatever you call that) and lots of odd shaped wooden beads, some of which were like this

When added to a couple of smaller spherical beads, you can make these...

Cute little Kokeshi dolls  = )

They are about 5cms tall (an inch and a quarter?) and quite tricky to paint in detail. The black lines are added on later with a permanent marker and the little dotted patterns with a barbecue skewer tip. There were many more of these but, you've guessed it, many of them went to craft fairs to raise money for charity.
I think I'm a bit of an addict when it comes to a new craft: I buy what I need to do it, then make many more than is sensible till I give up that particular fascination and rarely revisit it. It's the ideal way to be ready for a craft fair. The making is for sanity and well-being rather than personal profit.

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