Monday, January 16, 2012

Recycled Denim Bracelets

I've been dying to re-purpose all of MJ's jeans with tears in the butt and crotch areas. (Yes, he has an amazing ability to seriously damage these specific areas of his pants.) When I came across the suggestion of turning the seams into jewelry I just couldn't resist. Armed with a rotary punch, snap closures and some awesome lampwork beads, I went to work.

This first bracelet is actually a gift for my aunt, Jeannie. But now that I've gotten the hang of this I foresee many more recycled denim jewelry in my future. If you're interested in one for yourself and have a specific bead/color preference, let me know!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Watson the Wobbly: Sock Monster, Unlucky Rabbit

How can a rabbit be unlucky? By having no legs, of course! Nothing is more pathetic that a bunny with no hop in his step. Fortunately Watson has never had legs so he doesn't really know what he's missing.

Despite his obvious impairment, Watson still has a perfectly good set of arms ready for hugging. He also has two pristine ears ready to lend to you in your time of need. Just make sure you bring them back.

Watson is hand sewn from a bright acrylic sock and stuffed with the dreams of a dozen hamsters. His arms have been reinforced with a round of blanket stitching. He's also had a little face work done: a few blanket stitches have given him a permanent smile.

Watson is ready for a loving home for just $15. If yellow with white polka dots isn't your forte, a custom color Watson can be constructed upon request.