Sunday, July 3, 2011

July's First Joy of Crafting Show

Summer is a great time to learn about new craft products and projects. So, we start off our first July show with Cheryl and Cheri from Sizzix!

The Sizzix Girls introduce us to a new line of steel rule dies from Sizzix that were designed for jewelry making! They show us how simple it is to make a beautiful necklace made from chipboard, can you believe it?!

I'm loving these dies because the designs are small but they can be used with all sorts of media like the chipboard, felt and other fun stuff. Just imagine, now, you can make the jewelry and also use the same designs to decorate the gift box that you make to give it in!

Our next guest, Gloria from our Pearl City BFC, teaches us a different braid using the Kumihimo disk.

Earlier, Gloria introduced us to kumihimo and showed us the traditional round braid. This time, we'll learn how to make a flat braid. The flat braid is great to use for lanyards, belts and other fun projects.

Lastly, we recognize the summer obon season with a favorite project from this blog, the Kokeshi Doll Favor Box.We do have a project sheet for her, but on the show I'll show you some of my tips and shortcuts when I put her together.

Hope you can find time to join us for this show! Thanks for stopping by today and hope you all enjoy a safe and Happy Fourth of July!


  1. The new line of Sizzix is really neat that you can make jewelry out it. I love the kokeshi doll too, so cute, kind of looks like you :)


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