I made some more thread balls.

I have no idea what to call these things. I bought a twelve pack of Styrofoam balls and wrapped them with embroidery/craft thread. I then used sequins and beads to add more decoration. It took me about three days to complete all of them.

Graphic design, especially on computer things is not my forte, so forgive me if this looks awkward.

Thread balls:

jjjjj 004      jjjjj 005     jjjjj 006

jjjjj 007   jjjjj 008    jjjjj 009

jjjjj 010   jjjjj 011     jjjjj 015

jjjjj 014    jjjjj 012   jjjjj 013


Crafting my way out of a panic attack

Winter months are always difficult for me. I usually feel really bummed out and anxious. I like warm weather and bright skies. I have been in a funk since last night and today it manifested itself into a panic attack.
Since panic attacks make me useless for studying and arsing about on social media sometimes makes them worse, I opened up some of my crafting totes to figure out what I wanted to do.  I’ve never made a wrapped bulb ornament before, so I decided to give that a try.

I had bought a package of Styrofoam balls and two packages of assorted sequins. I also have a ton of extra beads left over from projects that don’t really fit into any jewelry making project.

These are the results:

lalala 001

It took three skeins of craft thread to wrap each one. The blue one was my first attempt.

lalala 002

I had made the rose quartz and bead pendant about eight years ago and decided to add that to the ornament.  I have a bunch of beads from this grab bag of beads I bought from Fire Mountain Gems. I had to use pearled headed pins because the bead holes were too big for the pink beads.

lalala 003

I decided to make this one more Christmasy. I used pearl head pins for more pizzazz and to keep the pin holes from slipping out of the sequins.