Welcome aboard! I love the cab with the bead weaving and that bail matches. My personal style is more toward a big pendant, with a much simpler necklace, so that's why I think that the variety of shapes and colors of the beads of the necklace distract from the gorgeous bead weaving and cab. The rectangular bits seem a little out of place with all the round shapes and the organic feel of the bead weaving, in my opinion. That said, I'm just a wearer, not a maker and not an expert at wearing. Also, the more I look at the bail, the more in love I become with it and the cab.
Ah, yes. I was imagining you trying to make roses masculine by painting them blue something. HAHA! I think UNsafe pins would have done the trick. A real man isn't afraid of sharp objects in his pocket, right?
That turned out great! I'd love to see the one you rejected, but that would have used with pride. It's not just me that finds it difficult to craft practical things for men, then? I guess that's why I've stuck with boxer shorts to this point.
I'd say that sucker is about 9/10ths full, but I'm going to do another Whimsy Field Trip next week to try to find all kinds of itty bitties to shake down into all the crannies and crevices. I'm almost stumped on the decorating the jar part, though! Yikes!
That's really cute, Camelama! I can't believe you were able to find all of that in one trip to one dollar store. Astonishing. By the way, have you been to Daiso, the Japanese "dollar" stores? They have them in the Seattle area and in California, but skipped OR altogther. Pft!
My original jar, just wasn't cuttin it. Today, I found a great glass flip-top jar at HomeGoods, but I bet Ikea has something cute, too. I realize these stores aren't everywhere - in fact, we just got them in Portland in the last year.