InspirationFX: Flutterby Stories: Pendant Necklace

Flutterby Stories: Pendant Necklace Designed by: Anne Marie Desaulniers Sometimes designs work up quickly, and others need to percolate a little, as they take their own sweet time. The first time I saw these punched, Vintaj components, I decided that I wanted to make a little book out of them. However, I couldn’t decide what to use for the pages in the folio. Enter Ice Resin! I was working with it a month or so ago, and had some leftover resin, so decided to make Resin Paper. The rest was a story, just waiting to be told! Instructions: Resin Paper: …

Knotting Stretchy Cord for Bracelets: Surgeon’s Knot

I got an email from a friend – she says she can’t make head nor tail of the surgeon’s knot instructions. She’s fixin’ to make a stretchy cord bracelet – and needs to know. When using stretchy cord to make bracelets – securing the knot so that it doesn’t come undone is really the only challenge. You have 3 options. 1 is to use a crimp to help secure the knot, and I personally found that more awkward. A crimp by itself doesn’t seem to do the job, and I usually wound up tying the knot around the crimp. Maybe …

Multi-strand necklaces and a few thoughts on photography

What IS it with the fruit flies? It’s the middle of winter and I have a dancing cloud of drosophila melanogaster in my kitchen. (See – that high school biology class was good for something – 30+ years later and I can remember the scientific name for the fruit fly. Can’t remember where I put my car keys, but I can rememer drosophila melanogaster. Go figure.) These fruit flies seem to have become immune to my tempting traps of fruit juice and Grand Marnier, (selective breeding – see last comment about 30 year old biology class) – and are starting …