Two cool things happened in the last week that have inspired a necklace-themed Things I Dig Friday. So off we go.
First, I won a contest. This never happens to me. I won the cute necklace on the right, made by Stay at Home Artist. Can't wait to get it in the mail.
Then, I left a blogger a comment about a cute crocheted necklace. She emailed me and offered to sell it to me and mail it immediately. For less than $10. Um, yes please. It arrived in the mail today, and I love it! I am also having her crochet me a yellow flower that I can attach for a few more dollars. It's cute either way, but can't wait to get my little flower in the mail. She has an Etsy shop, too, called Curtsay Designs.
I also commented on this necklace at Angela's Pretty Little Things, who then emailed me explaining how she made it (hint: felt and hot glue). This is why the internet rocks. Now I know how to make this necklace, which has a lot going on, yes. But I think with a simple T and jeans, it would be adorbs.
OK, and now a couple of non-necklacey things that I want to point out.
I found this great explanation of fabric grain, why it matters, how to get your fabric "on grain," etc. This is one of those sewing issues I don't really understand, so I just pretend it must not matter. It's from the blog See Kate Sew.
If you live in Metro Detroit, this weekend is the grand opening of the Rustbelt Market in Ferndale. It's an "Artist, Designer and Vintage" marketplace that will be open every weekend. I am hoping to go tomorrow morning on opening day! Their tagline on the Web site says, "Ever wish Etsy existed offline?" Yes, please! I can't wait to see what kind of stuff is up for grabs there.
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