Circular Knitting Needle Labels - DIY
First I had to figure out what size the needles were. I did it by comparing them with my marked straight needles, although they do make a needle gauge for this. Then I wanted to mark them so I would easily know what size each needle was. Here's what I came up with:
Number beads, attached to a safety pin, then clipped to the circular part of the needle.
Place the appropriate numbered bead onto the head pin, clip to size, loop, and attach to the circular opening at the bottom of the safety pin.
Here's a good picture tutorial on how to use a head pin.
That's really all there is to it. And now my needles are nice and labeled
Spring Wreath Round-up
And here are a few beautiful spring wreaths that I've seen, mostly via pinterest:
cute and simple, via
Spring Grass Wreath, tutorial
a non-wreath wreath, via
coffee filter wreath, tutorial
Nailpolish Jewelry Make-Over
. . . back for 30 Days for 30 Dollars, tutorial here.
Yesterday, I found this little necklace at the thrift store for $1 -
Cute image, but I thought it would be better with a little color. Nail polish to the rescue!
My new and improved necklace -
I just painted it with nail polish. Then dabbed on some antiquing glaze - the same stuff I used for this project - to take some of the shine off.
Here's a hint - nail art polish works well for very small bits of color because it comes with these very thin brushes (sorry, not the best photo). I got mine at the dollar store.
Here's another necklace that I made a long time ago, back before I started this blog:
gold brooches, painted with nail polish, then attached together with jump rings
Quick Quiet Flip Books
St. Patrick's Day Pins
Bead Board St. Patricks Day Decor
For the shamrock I used my silhouette. I just searched the online store and found a set of 3 shamrocks I liked. I cut it out on paper and then traced it to the bead board. Then I used a jig saw to cut them out. For the letters I used the font Elephants in Cherry Trees. I don't really recommend cutting such small letters with bead board.