You know how when a credit card company sends you mail trying to get you to sign up, there are a bunch of stickers in there with little pictures of credit cards on them? I think they're trying to show the variety of pictures you could get on your card (like palm trees, american flags, etc). Well, when I shredded a whole bunch of these offers, I kept out the stickers and I've kept them ever since. A whole bunch of sheets of stickers of credit cards.
It's so random, I know! I don't know what I thought I would do with them. But I have a hard time throwing things out. So I need someone to tell me they're useless, throw them away. Or to give me another idea, like put them on ebay or something. I don't know why anyone would want them, but people want weird things. What should I do?
I found a purse that I love and bought it even though it is missing a decorative grommet (or eyelet?). I didn't think it would be so hard to find, but I've checked all the craft stores and searched online and apparently gunmetal toned grommets are not all that common, especially in the size I need to replace the missing one. The inner diameter is 3/8", outer 5/8". I only need one, but I'd be willing to buy a pack since that's how they're usually sold. Would anyone happen to know where I could find one?
If this is an impossible task, does anyone have any suggestions for what I could do to cover the hole that won't look silly?
My grandma gave me this little coral pendant (about an inch long). I said I would get a chain for it so I could wear it, but the bail is rather tarnished and I don't think it would look good. It's not even a bail really, it's just a simple loop that's either screwed into the coral, or just glued. The glue is visible and the loop is a tarnished brass color. I'd like to wear it with a silver chain. What could I do to make it look like a finished necklace? Should I risk trying to remove the metal loop or could I cover it up somehow? All ideas are welcome.
I have some men's/unisex band t-shirts that don't really look good on me with the bulky collar and sleeves that stick out and general bagginess. Even a men's small looks bad. Is there anything i can do to make these shirts more flattering? I'm not looking for anything crazy like turning it into a halter top. I just want it to fit a little better.
I'm making some simple stretch bracelets for Christmas presents and was just wondering the best way to do the knot. I'm using .5mm stretch magic, mostly wooden beads, one turquoise bead. I made a surgeon's knot, then used the long tails to go through each bead again to double the strength (theoretically) and made another surgeon's knot. I know glue is supposed to help keep the knot secure, but my E6000 is all dried up. Would a dot of Liquid Stitch fabric glue or nail polish work? I've also heard of using crimp beads, but I imagine the crimp bead would just cut right through the elastic eventually. Any thoughts? I'd rather the bracelets not break after a few uses (or ever really).
I crocheted a change-purse, very simple, it's just a rectangle. I want to add a zipper to the top and line it, but I want to do it properly instead of just winging it. I have a zipper that's at least twice as long as it needs to be, so I'll need to shorten it somehow... then what? I found this tutorial ( http://www.howtodothings.com/hobbies/how-to-sew-a-zipper-into-a-knitting-project ), but I don't really understand it. Pictures would be really helpful! Thanks.
Oh, I'll be doing everything by hand, not with a sewing machine.
I'm making a bracelet using size 6/0 E beads and monofilament. I'm following the instructions for odd-numbered peyote stitch (bead and button magazine pdf). It's 7 beads wide and after only a few rows, it was visibly skewing to the left, toward the side you have to do the little figure 8 thing. Is this normal? It looks nice, but I'm afraid it won't sit on my wrist properly. Is there a way to make it straight?
I made a bracelet today but it broke. The monofilament slipped through the slit in the jump ring, even though it was closed tightly. I guess there's always that possibility of the string slipping through. What can I do to avoid this? I thought of soldering it shut, but I don't have a soldering iron. I also thought of using crimp beads to somehow make the jump ring one solid circle. It works in theory but not in practice. What should I do?