Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Project #4

"Take a five-minute walk, then make something using whatever materials are available where you've ended up."

For this craft, I found some tall grass growing nearby and decided to weave it. I wasn't quite sure where I was going with this--- my initial thought was to laminate it and use it as a book mark.

Once I finished weaving it, I played around with it a little bit, and realized that it was the perfect size to fit around my wrist. I impulsively went to Hobby Lobby to find a wooden bangle to attach it to. Unfortunately they didn't carry any, and I spent about an hour looking for alternatives. I considered foam, felt, and metal, but nothing was quite what I pictured. I finally settled on a leather cuff with a snap closure that I found. I sewed my woven grass onto the cuff, and added a couple of layers of Modge Podge to seal it (you can see it after the first coat below). I still need to snip some stray threads and smooth out the edges. 

I have no idea how long this will last before it gets completely destroyed due to normal wear and tear, but oh well---- worth a shot. 

1 comment:

  1. "I still need to snip some stray threads and smooth out the edges."

    - the story of Christine's life... an hour to make the project and six years to finish snipping the threads....

    still love you, though!