Ikea is expensive in the states? Huh. The whole point of why it was created, the entire buisness idea to start with, was that everything should be inexpensive. For example - no matter how high and mighty you are within the company, you should always fly by tourist class and so forth. They make super-bulk stuff, each separate piece ordered from the company that can make it both cheapest and still with good quality. Sometimes they don't seem very cheap here, but I don't think we have anything cheaper which still has any quality to it. But then again - all things in Sweden are expensive. So if the pricetags are "the same" in the states as here... it won't seem so cheap anymore.
It's really nothing much, I just made a slightly bent shape in the size of my wrist for a pattern, and then made three pieces from an old sturdy sheet... one for a "back", one for the upper side above the zipper, and one for the bit below the zipper. Then I sorta made two "bags" of my dark velvet which I dressed the ends with. Since it's velvety, you don't notice the outside seam which attaches the "bags" to the basic thingy. (I just sewed straight across, so the contents in the wallet wouldn't ride around in the bag-bits where I couldn't reach them) And then I added the buttons. That's all.
If you think you need a better explaination I could make a proper tutorial in the morning
I'm sure this is going to be moved to either jewellry or clothing, but if I put it in either of those it might have been moved here anyways.
So. I made this before going on vacation, because I really don't have good clothing for carrying a wallet, if I don't get to wear my winter jacket. And I'm not good with bags.
So here's my wrist cuff wallet ^^
The buttons are a bit crooked because I misjudged the fabric and found out I needed more "left over" by the buttonholes for it to hold up - therefor they only have the support of fabric on one half um... so to speak. I'm very tired, so I might not be able to make myself understood. Yeah.
well, the major difference is that sweden is a small country, while the states are really huge... but the prices in the states are far lower than those in sweden when you translate prices. Even though we have a very weak currency (and keep comparing ourselves to norway, those rich bastards.. )
I'm more looking for prices in numbers than in "high" or "low", because that's not comparable.
And I must say - nothing here is quite as expensive as that which is made in our own country. Except for IKEA. That's the only cheap swedish stuff there is ^^
Hia all. I've been noticing more and more how incredibly cheap everything is in the states compared to here.. or rather, in the states things have close to a fair price. How much do you pay for your basic jewellry stuff and whatnots? At the moment I'm in need of seed beads (which I'll still pay far too much for here, just so I'll have it in my hands instantly) so I'm curious about the pricing.. whatever country you're in.
I noticed while in south africa that even in the areas that are thick with tourists, beads cost like half of what they do here. I don't know exactly how much one of those tiny bags with seed beads contain, but it seems pretty standard all over. It's maybe a quarter of a decilitre (0.007 gallons according to a translation sheet here), maybe a tad more or a tad less. 2mm seed beads. That costs approximately $8 or $9 here. (ok, an expensive store too, but it's difficult to find fair priced stores in the capital)
ours had holes in the bottom too. There was always water there anyways ofcourse, but ours tended to be within reach of the sun, and any mosquitoes inside a tire with sunshine on it most of the day would boil o_O I've never heard of that being a problem. I always figured mosquitoes prefered bog-like locations, and growthfilled ponds (you know, kinda like tiny local swamps). That's where they thrive here anyways.