Beaded scissor fobs ... who knew? Am I the only one who didn't have any or even really knew about them? Not only are they cute, they help you locate your scissors in piles of ongoing projects and identify them as yours in classes and at retreats.
Mom emailed me last week and asked if I still had beading supplies. Back when we owned our stationery/gift shop, we sold a lot of handmade items including beaded bracelets and eyeglass chains. Since I never craft halfway, I have many, many boxes of tools, beads and charms just waiting to be made into something useful and cool. Whenever I get into a new craft, my hubby always says, "Do you have to have everything???" And, yes, I do.
Anyway, Mom had sent a couple of ideas she'd seen on Etsy and off I went. Turned the kitchen table into bead central and just played. I had some cute charms, including a tomato pincushion from Missouri Star Quilt Co., paint palette, feather, bumblebee and hearts.
Sent the 5 fobs on the left to Mom along with a cute new pair of embroidery scissors I got at Michael's with a 60% off coupon (on the second fob from the left). Woohoo!
I had forgotten how much fun beading is but have confirmed a couple of things about myself:
- Mom wanted hers to be 3" to 3-1/2" but that's only long enough for a few beads. I had a hard time editing and could put thousands of beads on each one. And I do not exaggerate! I literally strung them, admired them, measured them, sighed, then took beads back off.
- Also, I'm not into, or apparently able to handle, asymmetry. Nope, everything has to be balanced and even and fair. Like my life ... again, no exaggeration here!
Scissor fobs ... they're pretty, easy to make, would make great gifts and are wonderful for your own cute little scissors. It's a thing!
So many projects, never enough time!