Quite often when i give someone a present, be it a birthday or Christmas or just because i kinda feel like it, i get jealous and want one myself. Do you do this?
This is definitely one of those times. I gave my little sis the new Tatty Devine book: How To Make Jewellery. She loved it but now i wanna have a go!
It's a great little book which shows you how to make all sorts of things based upon the classic Tatty Devine look. There are rosettes made of tapes measures, necklaces made of bow ties and all sorts of other wonderfulness.
I went over to my sisters yesterday and we had a go at making a few bits. With a hot glue gun and a needles and thread we made the bow tie necklace and a number of brooches including a empty film roll, water gun and Planet Hollywood swizzle stick.
We also had a go at shrinking a Rainbow Drops packet in the oven (much like i used to do with Hoola Hoop packets as a kid) but this didn't work as well as we hoped, i'm not sure we left it in long enough. I will have to shrink some other stuff (you can shrink any packet that is made of plastic, although it has to be just plastic and a thin packet like a crisp packet).
You can make jewellery out of practically anything. It's brill!