Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Craft Show from Stash--WOYWW 249

I don't know about you, but I think when your stash gets to a certain point, it's time to start creating inventory for a craft show! Happy What's-On-Your-Workdesk Wednesday--visit the fabulous linky party right here!
I feel so thankful to have had some great quality time in my crafty corner. I've been catching up on my tag-making, designing some cards for a future craft fair, and now my latest obsession is making these adorable bubble wand necklaces. Visit The Frugal Crafter blog to see her wonderful how-to video. Once you start making these things, you can't stop!
I have quite a stash of beads for someone who's not really a jewelry maker. Lots of beads and jewelry-making tools have been given to me, and now I'm finally putting it all to use! These bubble wands are just waiting for their ribbon necklaces to be added, and then they are good to go...ready to dip into some bubbles and blow! I hope these are a hot seller at the craft fair--of which, by the way, I have no idea when or where. I just know in my mind I'm going to find a craft fair somewhere this spring!
At this point I've made so many bubble wand necklaces, my daughter picked one out already, and I had to make a special one (a bit more manly) for hubby, with copper wire and some nice silver and turquoise beads. He loves it! And since he liked it so much, I'm also making some for the nephews with blue and green beads--they still like the simple past-time of blowing bubbles in the wind. I do too! Now onto some earrings and cards. I can't wait for Dancing with the Stars to start next week, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, and Once Upon a Time is already back--ahhh! too many shows I like! Happy Wednesday lovelies!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Bead


  1. Hi ya.. I missed ya last week. Well I did it I got my beads rounded up and stuff.. now just to find a needle that is small enough and thin/ long I guess. see what ya did. lol thanks Roberta #4

  2. Great bead projects and I can imagine most people saying I will have one of those. So pretty.
    Sandra @8

  3. What a lovely idea, bubble wand necklaces! happy WOYWW!
    peggy aplSEEDS@17

  4. What a fab selection of beads you are having fun with!
    Jackie 22

  5. What a wonderful idea. Hope they are a sellout! #34

  6. Hi Sandy Leigh, what a great stash to inherit, and now having fun with beads you didn't know you could - they're looking very nice, and the men love them too. Happy crafting and cheers RobynO#24

  7. Oh lots of goodness on your desk this week and good for you with the beads and creating things that others love and will wear. Goodluck with the craft stall when and where it happens. All the good shows are back on and thank the heavens for that.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 21

  8. I'd never heard of bubble wand necklaces but what a great idea - I can see how they're quite simple to make. I haven't touched my jewellery stuff for ages now, daft really as I really enjoy playing with beads but other things have taken precedence recently!
    Goodness, am I happy now my machine is back. I haven't stopped sewing since, lol. I'm on a mission to clear out more of my stash of fabric so am going to make more things to fundraise. Lots of lavender bags are calling and more tote bags, I think!
    Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

  9. Bubble wands. What a fab idea! What a great wedding or party favour - just think of the fun at a summer wedding. Aren't you doing a great jpb of using up what you've got. Very admirable missus..and hey, why wouldn't you - if you can sit at a desk with sunshine on it like that!

  10. What a sweet idea, I'm going to suggest this one to my jewellery making friend. What a shame my little girl is all growed up these would have been great for party bags! Happy WOYWW Cindy #58

  11. Oooooooh I really like those. Have had a little dabble with jewellry making and have some beads hmmmmm I can feel another project coming on :-) Thanks for sharing. Anne x #52

  12. It looks like a nice cosy corner to work in. Lovely looking necklaces

  13. Great bubble wands! I hope we get the next series of Once Upon A time aired over here, I really like the show.


  14. Oh they are so pretty Sandy - and everyone loves bubbles. I have amused kids for hours with them! x Jo #46

  15. I always visit my neighbors first!
    Use it up wear it out
    Make it do, or do without!
    I vowed not to buy anything for 2 years, and still I have more than I can ever use up!
    Love your bubble wands!
    robyn 11

  16. Those are darling pendants, such happy spring colors.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #2

  17. You always have such lovely crafts on the go Sandy and something different each week. It's always a joy to visit.
    Call The Midwife just finished last weekend here, it's a good series as always, you are in for a treat.
    Hugs Lisax #54

  18. What a nice idea, and a nice keepsake item, all ages, both pretty and chunky, boys girls. You seem to have found the perfect gift idea.
    Nelle 76 xx

  19. I LOVE what you are working on!! I am also looking for craft fairs to attend.It will be my first time selling my work! I tried to click the link to find out how to make those necklaces! I too got some beads and wire from someone and have never made jewelry in my life! As always your desk makes me happy! And now has inspired me!! Thank you!

  20. I think I found the blog,but I don't see the post! Please be a buddy and hook me up!! You should still have my email, or leave me a blog comment! Thank you so much! You are awesome!!

  21. Thanks for looking at my blog and your lovely comments...your blog is fab, love it, love it, love it....am now a member....tag Tuesday too...roll on even more crafting lol
    Dawn x #61

  22. Hello Sandy, thanks for coming to see my desk yesterday (no. 50 or thereabouts).

    I love your blog header, perfect! I love your blog come to that, feel like a kindred spririt :) Your bubble wands are lovely, what a great idea for using up lots of beads (I'm guilty of having lots of jewellery stuff too).

    I too love Mr Selfridge and Call the Midwives - there are current series of both of them on here in the UK at the moment - both on Sunday evenings.- I think the Midwives may just have ended though.

    Have a lovely crafty week :)

  23. It sort of catches on and takes off doesn't it. I made some necklaces and bracelets back in my hippie days from string and beads and when I was making the first it was just a "I'm board lets play with this stuff" moment. Ended up making hundreds of the things. Have fun playing! Have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk earlier! Vickie aka Okienurse #72