Friday, April 4, 2008
A few crafty links.
Bottle cap necklace.
Here's a craft I found on the HGTV website: how to make a personalized bottle cap necklace.
I think this would be fun to make and would even be a great craft to do with an older child. (Mommy daughter bonding opportunity!)
I did a little googling and found out this HGTV tutorial was created by an etsy seller, Reillybelle! She creates jewelry out of every day objects like buttons, bottle caps, nuts from the hard ware store, and legos for children and adults. She also has a website. (Let me tell you, I am so impressed with her photography - you should visit her site for inspiration.)
Hammered Silver Cuff.
Loose Wire Studio posted a tutorial on how to make a hammered silver cuff.
I just took a class on metal working this week (Yes, I'll be posting about it sometimes soon) and this tutorial just makes me want to go out and try it!
Loose Wire Studio also has an Etsy shop here.
This is from her profile:
"How it began: A few years ago, some friends began to join together in the spirit of crafts. At the time I was doing woodworking, but this was hard to bring to a dining room table of crafters, so I began the pursuit of beading. This led to working with wire and recently metalwork.
Each piece includes the wisdom from the one before. Each bead find or natural inspiration finds its way into my work, or at least my notes.">
Just for fun:
GQ interview with Keith Richards.
Do I even need to say it's rambling?
(BTW, I hope the picture on the right didn't scare you away. It really was the least scary recent photo I could find. Here's a much scarier one. But remember, you were warned.)
Q: You should sell your body on eBay.
A: Yeah, I think so. Apparently, I do have an incredible immune system. I had hepatitis C and cured it by myself.
A: Just by being me.
Q: Do you regret not moisturizing your face?
A: No. I leave that up to other people.
Q: Ever think about getting Botox?
A: No one's ever talked me into doing that. You're lucky if you walk out of there alive. God bless you.
Q: Are you still cutting your own hair? You've done that all your life, right?
A: Yes. I did this bit here yesterday. [holds up a few strands on the side of his head] Also, I'm letting the dye grow out, since I'm not on the road. If the wife likes it, I'll keep it.
After that interview, and picture, I thought you would need some eye bleach. Here's a sweet story about a kangaroo and dog.
Four-month old kangaroo was in his mother’s pouch when she was killed by a car in Torquay, Victoria, Australia. The unharmed joey would normally have died, but Rex the mixed-breed dog took the roo to his owner, Leonie Allan. “I’d taken Rex for a walk and we’d gone past the dead kangaroo that morning, and later I was working out the front and he started pointing,” Ms Allan said. “I was worried he’d found a snake and called him back, but when he returned he dropped the joey at my feet. “He obviously sensed the baby roo was still alive in the pouch and somehow had gently grabbed it by the neck, gently retrieved it and brought it to me.” The kangaroo was calm and even snuggled up with Rex. Now named Rex Jr, the joey is under the care of the Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary, and will be released at 18 months of age.
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