The kitchen may steadily become more and more beautiful, but my own appearance... ough, that has sunken to a whole new level.
There is paint on my fingers and my ankles. Dirt of a dubious nature beneath my fingernails. My mascara was lost days ago and is hiding somewhere together with my hairbrush, and I haven't really bothered looking for them. I can only say that I feel very sorry for Joost, having to live with this home-depot version of a cavewoman.
So for the sake of my relationship, I decided to pay at least a little attention to my own appearance, and frost myself with some home-made jewelry (and some good ol' scrubbing) Hence today's post!
Going through my crafting-stash I found an old roll of jewelry wire. It hadn't been used in years, which was a bit sad since I loved making jewelry as a teenager. So I figured; why not try to make something with that myself?
I took a piece of wire ( about 40 cm) began by wrapping the wire a few times around my ring finger, somewhere between 3 and 6 times should be okay. Easy as it goes!
Then I carefully slipped the ring off my finger, making sure the size wouldn't change.
|then I began wrapping the extra wire around it.|
|going steady.. try to wrap the wire as neatly as you can.|
|See? the new wire is the one going to the left.|
Once I had finished wrapping around the ring, I started working on the bee. I can't give you a lot of advice of how to make the bee since I just sculpted it as I went along, but just a few tips:
- begin with the body: wrap a new piece of wire around the tip of a pencil a few times to create a circle. Then press the circle into a kind of infinity-symbol and wrap around it to get something like this:
|Don't forget to add some antenna!|
then make some wings from two new pieces of wire:
|not perfect, but hey, they are small.. nobody is going to notice ;)|
|this is where the leftover wire comes in handy..|
|"let's act like it isn't a selfie" I thought, and miserably failed at that|
|Forgot to take a proper close-up of the ring, so you'll have to do with this one ;)|
And for those of you prefer my posts where we kind of smash the house into pieces and rebuild it: don't worry; your wishes will be fulfilled very soon!