Tantalizing Tuesday 9/17/13

Well, it is Tuesday and I have already been working away this week!  I am always surprised at how fast time flows!!  I was able to finish my Abalone bracelet last night and get it listed…this one has really gotten a lot of attention!!  I am surprised, for me I wasn’t sure people would like it!!  BUT, one thing I have learned is that no matter what I make I have always tried to create things that I would willing give as presents….that means that I know the quality and creation is high enough for ME to give to someone!!
What do you give as gifts?  Is there any ONE thing you ‘fall back on’ when you need a gift to give?
Well, here it is!!!  I think that it turned out amazing!!  YES, I actually bought the clasp first and was inspired to create something that would go WITH the clasp!!  Did I do it??  DO you like it?
And, if you would like, you can see the ‘making of’ video!
And what happens when I finish one creation?  I get to start another!!  Here are my new colors… Please come on over and watch the creation grow on my Fan Page or Google+ page throughout the day !!
Here are a few more creations from the  Prima Blog Team supplies.  These are all very simple, but, they are also wonderful to make for gifts!  Remember, you can go to most of your local craft stores and buy these supplies or you can go on-line ( Prima Bead)  and order them!!
Simple earrings….
And another Kraftydora Bracelet (my cute name for them).  I know that this one is silver and gold, but I really liked the GOLD showing through the silver beads… weird, but for me, it works!!
Here is a question for you….what do you think I should do with these?  List them and sell them?  Give them away?  Auction them off?  Ideas??
The winner has been announced……was it you?  Come on over and check….CONGRATS to the winner!!
Today’s featured artist is a dear friend of mine!! Marsha Knox of Pandula Arts Creations (Earth Baskets).  She and I have been friends for almost 15 years!!  When I first met her she was not very ‘crafty’, artsy maybe, but not really ‘crafty’.  I talked her into trying some cross stitch and a monster was awoken!!  In the years since she has excelled in cross stitch, crochet, knitting (socks of all things), fiber weaving and now, she is an amazing pine needle basket weaver!!  I have her baskets all over my house – and LOVE it!!  There is a basket to hold my phone on my bead tray, one on my table to hold our napkins and even one to hold out medicine on the shelf – and that is just a FEW!  They are just so wonderful!  
Almost all of them are organic and can – literally – be put in the woods and they will go back to nature!! They are made with pine needles, wood bottoms and often with cotton or sinew thread!!  I am just so very amazed at her talent – and I get the honor of saying that I helped awaken it!! 
Check out her beautiful creations on her blog and Fan Page.  Here are just a couple….
Today I want to leave you with this thought:
It is easier to believe than to doubt!
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2 Responses

  1. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement

    I’m completely in love with your abalone bracelet! Like head-over-heels-drooling-on-keyboard love 🙂

    I definitely think you did that clasp you bought justice-The whole piece is a true work of art!

    • Krafty Max

      Thank you… that meands a lot coming from you @kayla!! ~KM