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Summer is Open-Air Fair Season

I am looking forward to attending a few Open-Air Fair events this summer.  I love to get out and mingle with people, especially other crafters, it’s great fun.  To that end, I need to prepare something myself to show.  I have a few ideas I am working on.  One is an inexpensive item I’ve done before: Paperclip Earrings.  I have some large and some small colorful, plastic-coated clips to work with.  I pray to God that all the crafters out this year are safe and successful.  Who doesn’t like homemade?  See pics below.

Paperclip Earrings
Paperclip Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

Paperclip Earrings

Paperclip Earrings

 

 

I am also working on bags, totes, etc.  My latest offering is a crocheted bag using a specialty yarn.  I’ve had the crocheted panels around for a while, but just decided to crochet them together into a shoulder bag using waxed cording.  I crocheted the entire bag around as one piece, including the strap.   It is different and the pocketed lining makes it very usable.

crochet bag
crochet bag

 

 

 

 

 

crochet bag-lined
crochet bag-lined

 

 

Metal and Leather Work

I have met a new crafter, related by marriage,  who does wonderful work in leather and metals.   I want to feature some of her fabulous pieces here.  She also makes beaded jewelry and earrings.  It is always nice to meet people that you didn’t know before had an interest in the crafting arts.  What a surprise.  We have lots to share.

Metal Pendants
Metal Pendant by BJ
Metal Bracelets by BJ
Metal Bracelets by BJ
Leather Bag by BJ
Leather Bag by BJ