Friday, March 24, 2006

I HAVEN'T BEEN SCRAPPING LATELY BECAUSE...



I haven't been scrapping lately because I have found another creative outlet. (It's OK - it's just a small diversion - I'll be back scrapping real soon.) It's these hearts.

I was thinking about swap pins for Crafting Connection 2006. I know that's not 'til August but making swap pins can take a bit of time. Last year I made about 30 little tag pins that were OK (just!). I swapped about half of them. So this year I thought I might do something a bit flasher. So I designed some cute little beaded heart brooches (which are actually brooches you'd wear - with absolutely no details about me or Crafting Connection on them). The first time I wore one was yesterday. Someone admired it so I took it off and gave it to her. Anyway - they take ages to make. They're sparkly and blingy and contain semi-precious stone chips and little glass beads. And they're fiddly and I'm not fiddly. And now that I've made 9 I'm thinking there is no way I can make 30-40 of these and then give them away to any old person. Maybe I won't make swap pins at all. Maybe I'll just throw some of these brooches into my bag and those of you who stop by my blog and who are going to CC2006 can sidle up to me and say - "Can I have a heart?" And I'll give you one.

8 comments:

karen said...

Oh Mel, they are gorgeous!
I'm glad to hear you've been distracted by jewellery-making ... I was coming onto your site to commiserate on last weekend's vomiting bug, but looks like you've found something much more fun to focus on!!
I am definitely planning to spend some time with you at CC2006 ... I want to be one of your heart-friends. And now I want to think of something worthy to exchange with a heart.

Anonymous said...

Mel

I so want to sidle up to you at CC06 and ask for a heart. They are gorge!!!! I have been wondering what I could do for my swap pins.

janine

Ruth said...

I wil be sidling up too lol. Cute as hearts.
I have a prototype for my swap pins but that's it so far. No where near as fancy as your hearts though.
R

Michelle Tibble-Williams said...

Those are way cool. Safe me a seat next to your side! M

Anonymous said...

these are absolutely gorgeous - wish I was going to cc just to ask you for one!
Lara M

Delys said...

they are just gorgeous Mel! You clever clogs you...very bling too! Wish I was coming to CC but unfortunately all these things are wrong time of year for me!

Dianna said...

a belated comment but I shall slide up to you at cc2006 for one of those hearts.

lianne said...

Mel those are very very cute. I'm thinking you'll need to make more than 30 though. Could you put my name on one of those too please.